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Lake States Fire Science “Intern Projects” Webinar
Feb 26, 2020 1:00 pm CST
Sponsor: Lake States Fire Science Consortium1. Plant functional traits as indicators of restoration success in pine barrens under prescribed fire management.2. Integrating climate, soil and hydrological monitoring data with ecological assessment after...

Webinar - Boundary-Spanning for Collective Action: Managing Wildfire Risk in the West
Feb 25, 2020 12:00 pm MST
Co-sponsored by: Oregon State University, Colorado State University, Environmental Workforce Partnership, Oregon State University Forestry & Natural Resources Extension, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Joint Fire Science Program.Presented by:...

Webinar - Modeling and Optimizing Prescribed Fire for Managing Wildfire Risks
Feb 20, 2020 1:00 pm EST
Presented by Jun Zhuang, Ph.D., and Esther Jose, University of BuffaloSponsored by the Southern Fire ExchangeBurning prescribed fires is a strategy for protecting forests from wildfires. Prescribed fires have been carried out by more than 48 states in...

Webinar - Using Innovative Approaches to Enhance Ecosystem Health
Feb 20, 2020 1:00 pm EST
Find out about Innovative Extension Programming! Speakers include:• Andrea Lorek Strauss, University of Minnesota (Video)• Megan Weber, University of Minnesota (3-D printing)• David Coyle, Clemson University (Social media)Extension...

Webinar - A Spatial Analysis of Structure Loss and Survival Resulting from the 2018 Camp Fire in Paradise, California
Feb 19, 2020 12:00 pm MST
Presenter: Dr. Austin Troy, University of Colorado DenverSponsors: Southwest Fire Science Consortium and California Fire Science ConsortiumThis presentation summarizes recent research conducted on patterns of property loss during the Camp Fire in...

Global Fire Monitoring from Space
Feb 19, 2020 11:30 am PST
Presenter: Dr. Luigi Boschetti - Professor of Remote Sensing, University of IdahoPart of the University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences' Spring 2020 Seminar Series.

Webinar - Learn a New Way to Sample Wildland Fuel Loadings: the Photoload Technique
Feb 18, 2020 10:00 am MST
Presented by: Dr. Robert Keane, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences LaboratorySponsored by: Northern Rockies Fire Science NetworkWildland fire researchers and fire managers need better estimates...

The Fire Problem is a Cultural Problem: Lecture
Feb 13, 2020 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm PST
A lecture byLenya Quinn-DavidsonUniversity of California, Cooperative ExtensionPart of the2020 Forest & Fire Ecology Random Lecture SeriesSponsored by the California Fire Science Consortium and the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Ecology...

Webinar - Lyme Disease Ecology: Working to Understand Lyme Ecology in a newly Emerging Hot Spot and Implications for Beyond
Feb 7, 2020 11:00 am EST
Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Gleim, Hollins University in VirginiaCoponsors: North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange and Consortium for Appalachian Fire Managers and ScientistsLyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the U.S. with an estimated...

Webinar - An Introduction to the New U.S. National Fire Danger Rating
Feb 5, 2020 11:00 am MST
Sponsored by the Northern Rockies Fire Science NetworkMatt Jolly, Research Ecologist (USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station) will present the structure and function of the current version of the US National Fire Danger Rating System,...

Webinar - Effects of Scale on Remote Sensing Assessments of Burn Severity in a Ponderosa Pine Forest
Feb 4, 2020 1:00 pm PST
Sponsored by the Northwest Fire Science ConsortiumPresented by Jessie Dodge, University of IdahoThis study sought to evaluate the effect of spatial scale in remotely assessing ground cover components measured one-year after the 2007 Egley Fire Complex of...

Webinar - Air Quality 101: Essential Concepts and Tools for Prescribed Burners
Jan 30, 2020 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
A free one and a half hour webinar from the EPA Region 4, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Division, SERPPAS Prescribed Fire and Air Quality Working...

Webinar - New Findings on Policy Barriers and Opportunities: Strategies for Increasing Prescribed Fire Application on Federal Lands from Western Case Studies
Jan 27, 2020 1:00 pm PST
Sponsored by the Northwest Fire Science Consortium and Southern Rockies Fire Science NetworkPresented by Courtney Schultz, associate professor of forest and natural resource policy at Colorado State University and director of the Public Lands Policy...

Webinar - Mixed Stand Management Overview
Jan 22, 2020 12:00 pm EST
Presenter: John Willis - Research Forester, USDA Forest Service Southern Research StationSponsors: Mississippi State University and U.S. Forest ServiceMixed-Species Management (MSM) entails managing stands containing pine and hardwood components through...

Webinar - PODs in Strategic Wildfire Risk Planning: Applications, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions
Jan 22, 2020 12:00 pm MST
Presented by: C.D. O’Connor, Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station Human Dimensions ProgramSponsored by: Southwest Fire Science ConsortiumWildfire is one of the most contentious subjects affecting land managers, land owners, and the...

Webinar - FlamMap 6.0
Jan 22, 2020 11:00 am MST
Hosted by the Northern Rockies Fire Science NetworkPresented by Chuck McHugh, Fire Spatial Analyst with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research StationThis webinar will provide an introduction and overview of the FlamMap modeling system and its...

Webinar - Climate and Land Use Effects on Holocene Era Vegetation and Fire History of the Ozarks
Jan 14, 2020 1:00 pm CST
Sponsored by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire ConsortiumPresented by Dr. William ‘Buzz’ Nanavati, Montana State UniversityThis webinar will focus on findings from a recent study, Humans, fire, and ecology in the southern Missouri Ozarks,...

Webinar - Winter Isn’t Coming. Prepare for the Pyrocene
Jan 9, 2020 1:00 pm PST
Sponsored by the Northwest Fire Science ConsortiumPresented by Stephen Pyne, emeritus professor at Arizona State UniversityHumanity’s fire practices are creating the fire equivalent of an ice age. Our shift from burning living landscapes to burning...

Webinar - Smoke Modeling Case Study for 2019 Lake States Prescribed Fire Season
Dec 19, 2019 1:00 pm CST
Presenter: Trent Wickman, Air Resource Specialist, US Forest ServiceSponsor: Lake States Fire Science Consortium

Webinar - IFTDSS Landscape Burn Probability Model
Dec 12, 2019 2:00 pm MST
An overview of the Landscape Burn Probability Model - learn how this model can be applied to your work

Dissertation Defense: Evaluation of Contributing Factors to Wildland Firefighter Fatalities in the United States
Dec 6, 2019 1:00 pm PST
Lynn Wendt, doctoral candidate in Environmental Science at the University of Idaho, will defend her dissertation.Major Professor: Dr. Haiyan ZhaoZoom Link: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/851901227

Thesis Defense: Stand Structure and Understory Diversity in Restored Western White Pine Stands
Dec 6, 2019 9:00 am PST
Presenter: Brooke Durnin, MS Candidate, University of Idaho, College of Natural ResourcesMajor Professor: Dr. Andrew Nelson

Webinar - Fire and Wildlife in the Southern Appalachians
Dec 3, 2019 1:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Cathryn Greenberg, Southern Research Station, US Forest ServiceSponsored by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire ConsortiumHistorically, natural and anthropogenic disturbances in eastern hardwood forests maintained a heterogeneous...

Webinar - The North American Wildland Fuels Database (NAWFD): Improved Information on Fuel Loading for Fire and Smoke Modeling in Research and Operations
Dec 3, 2019 11:00 am AKST
Presented by Nancy HF French, Susan Prichard, Maureen Kennedy, and Michael BillmireMichigan Tech Research Institute and University of WashingtonThe JFSP has supported the development of a new resource for defining fuel loading across the variable...

Dissertation Defense: Spatio-Temporal Variability of Wildfires and Their Climate Drivers from Continental to Global Scale
Nov 22, 2019 1:00 pm PST
Maria Zubkova, doctoral candidate in Natural Resources at the University of Idaho, will defend her dissertation.Major Professor: Dr. Luigi Boschetti