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Aug 11 2023 | 9:30 - 11:00am MDT

Webinars, Seminars and Presentations

Presenter: Steve Cumming

Come learn about the use of percolation theory in modelling wildland fire! Hear about perolation models, first introduced in the 1980s, and their application in theoretical and empirical fire regime studies. Professor Cumming will talk about a current study introducing the SpaDES platform for ecological modelling and its automatic parameter estimation (paper in progress). This talk will showcase a boreal fire regime characterization demonstrating high-precision reproduction of empirical data. Potential applications to other systems and complex fire regime characterizations will also be explored.

Steve Cumming is professor of forest ecology at Laval University with an interest ecological modelling and forecasting applied to conservation and management of boreal ecosystems. He's worked off and on the statistical analysis of fire management agency records since the mid 1990s, always with a view to ecological modelling applications in timber supply, forest stand dynamics, wildlife habitat supply and population dynamics.

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