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Jun 28 2023 | 3:00 - 4:00pm PDT

Webinars, Seminars and Presentations

Speakers:

  • Emma Underwood, research scientist at the University of California, Davis
  • Charlie Schrader-Patton, contract Senior Geospatial Analyst for the USDA Forest Service Geospatial Technology Applications Center

Chaparral shrublands are an iconic vegetation type in southern California and dominate the four southern National Forests. However, information on shrubland biomass and the impacts of wildfire has been limited. We highlight data and a tool created as part of our CalFire-funded research, undertaken in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service. We describe the development of new biomass datasets, findings on the drivers of shrubland biomass, and biomass recovery post-fire and demonstrate the SoCal EcoServe tool designed to quantify wildfire impacts on ecosystem services and support resource managers conducting natural resource damage assessments.