Heat injuries sustained in a fire can initiate a cascade of complex mechanisms that affect the physiology of trees after fires. Uncovering the exact physiological mechanisms and relating specific injuries to whole‐plant and ecosystem functioning is the...
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Wildfire alters vegetation cover and soil hydrologic properties, substantially increasing the likelihood of debris flows in steep watersheds. Our understanding of initiation mechanisms of post‐wildfire debris flows is limited, in part, by a lack of...
Wildfires are often perceived as destructive disturbances, but we propose that when integrating evolutionary and socioecological factors, fires in most ecosystems can be understood as natural processes that provide a variety of benefits to humankind....
Invasive species can alter ecosystem properties and cause state shifts in landscapes. Resource managers charged with maintaining landscapes require tools to understand implications of alternative actions (or inactions) on landscape structure and...
Wildfire was here before us. The east slope of the Cascade Mountains of Central Oregon encompasses a diverse range of forest types, from cold and wet forests at high elevations near the Cascade Crest, to warm and dry forests share in common, is that...
Forest fires are increasing across the American West due to climate warming and fire suppression. Accelerated snow melt occurs in burned forests due to increased light transmission through the canopy and decreased snow albedo from deposition of light-...
Western bluebird (Sialia mexicana) population data were collected in northern Arizona, USA, following two wildfires (Hochderferr Fire, Horseshoe Fire) that occurred in May and June 1996. This is a data subset consisting of 8 years of bird data...
This data publication contains thermocouple data collected as part of a prescribed fire research campaign conducted at the Camp Swift Military Base in Bastrop County, Texas on January 15, 2014. The Camp Swift Fire Experiment 2014 consisted of three...
This data publication contains the location of instruments placed in the field as part of a prescribed fire research campaign conducted at the Camp Swift Military Base in Bastrop County, Texas on January 15, 2014. The Camp Swift Fire Experiment 2014...
Many at‐risk wildlife species depend upon high‐severity fire patches to create “complex early seral forest” (CESF) land cover, characterized by an abundance of snags, downed logs, shrub patches, and regeneration of trees. However, concern has been...
- Administers or supervises the administration of timber stand improvement, fuels reduction, reforestation, cone collection, and other vegetation management contracts.
- Serves as a COR for administering contracts.
- Prepares project plans and contracts for silvicultural methods and techniques in planting, seeding, site preparation, cone collections, timber stand improvement, fuels reduction, and tree and shrub improvement projects.
- Inspects all phases of reforestation and stand improvement projects; appraises the degree of conformance with policies, procedures, and silvicultural plans; and recommends corrective action as required.
- Coordinates silvicultural needs with other resource specialists.
- Serves as a full member of an IDT on reforestation, timber stand improvement, fuels reduction, range, and landscape restoration projects.
- Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the timber stand improvement program; prescribes cutting practices based on an examination of stand conditions and esthetic or other resource requirements.
- Participates in preparation and review of reforestation and timber stand improvement environmental documents.
- Duties listed above are at the full performance level.
Teaching loads are the equivalent of four courses per semester. Although the area of expertise is open, we are seeking an individual with a strong background in general forestry, who can teach courses with both lecture and field components and at all levels in our undergraduate forestry program. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach or co-teach, at a minimum, the following courses: Introduction to Forestry, Forest Measurements, Watershed & Recreation Management, Forest Planning, and Forest Management. Depending on qualifications, teaching one or more courses in the area of wildland fire ecology and management is a possibility. Teaching responsibilities may also include online or hybrid (online and in-person) courses.
Research and other forms of scholarly activity are not an expectation for this position, and release time will not be allocated for them.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in forestry, natural resources, or related field.
- A record of college- or university-level teaching, or teaching assistant experience.
- Expertise in both quantitative and ecological applications of forestry.
- Practical field experience in forestry or natural resource management.
- A demonstrated commitment to student success and to working successfully with students from under-represented groups.
The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Health Division is looking to add to its growing team of natural resource professionals committed to restoring and managing the health of Washington's forests. This position will play a critical role analyzing and monitoring forest health conditions that will inform large forest landscape restoration efforts such as the 20-Year Forest Health Strategic Plan. In this role you will interact with a wide variety of scientists, land managers and stakeholders to help them understand complex scientific concepts and apply them in landscape restoration efforts.
If you are a scientist that has proven experience managing natural resources, analyzing landscape level forest health conditions and risk using remotely sensed datasets, developing forest health treatment plans and prescriptions, communicating complex scientific topics to technical and non-technical audiences, publishing research findings in refereed publications, and a passion and commitment to working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to create healthy, resilient forested landscapes, the DNR wants to hear from you!
Job duties include:
- Develop cutting-edge tools to analyze forest conditions and accelerate pace and scale of treatments
- Partner with DNR scientists and other researchers to analyze and monitor forest health conditions
- Perform landscape evaluations to develop forest health treatment prescriptions for priority watersheds
- Working with land managers to translate science into practical applications
- Build and maintain statewide forest health datasets
- Develop and implement monitoring and research projects
- Conduct fieldwork to inform landscape evaluations and monitoring studies.
Little is known about the carbon fluxes (CO2 and CH4) during and after tundra fires. The PhD candidate will visit burned tundra sites to estimate direct carbon losses due to fire and the longer-term impact of fire on the carbon balance of tundra ecosystems, including post-fire degradation and recovery of underlying permafrost. Field measurements will be combined with satellite imagery for up-scaling, and with predictions of future climate and lightning to better understand the vulnerability of high latitude carbon stocks to fire.
Proposals for special sessions, workshops and trainings, oral and poster presentations, fire circles, and attached meetings are now being accepted.
Call for Special Sessions ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Workshops, Trainings, and Courses ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Oral and Poster Presentations ~ Deadline August 1, 2019 for Oral Presentations and August 30, 2019 for Poster Presentations
Call for Fire Circles ~ Deadline August 1, 2019
Call for Attached Meetings ~ Deadline August 30, 2019
Presenter: Dr. Cameron Naficy, University of British Columbia
Mixed severity fire regime systems may be the most widely distributed and yet poorly understood fire regime type in western North America. This incongruity results...
This one day workshop includes presentations and a field trip that will focus on the ecology and management of eastern Sierra Nevada forest ecosystems, and related topics.
The southeastern United States has millions of acres of oak dominated forests that have a closed canopy with limited herbaceous and shrub understory that northern bobwhite require. However, research has demonstrated that with adequate overstory...
In this FLN webinar, Jean Lorber will give a short presentation about new fire monitoring results; this will be followed by case studies of individual burn units, presented by the folks that burned them, to showcase a range of fire intensities and talk...
Webinar Description: There is wide agreement that prescribed fire is essential and under-utilized for restoring and maintaining natural ecosystem function, sustaining native wildlife populations, and mitigating wildfire hazard. There...
Sponsor: Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Presenter: Martha Wiebolt Sample, Northern Arizona University
Arizona’s Sonoran Desert is home to unique species, sites of immense cultural and historical value, and more than 5 million people....
The North American Prairie Conference (NAPC) is America's oldest and most celebrated native grassland conference. It has been held every other year from 1968. The 2019 conference will be the 25th (silver) event and will be the second time that this...
The Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS) uses the Incident Command System (ICS) to coordinate the weeklong Wildfire Academy. Under the ICS structure, the MNICS Incident Management Team (IMT) works closely with 2019 Minnesota Wildfire Academy...
Jenks Public Schools would like to invite you to a free, two-day workshop about the role that fire plays in Oklahoma’s ecosystems. Please feel free to come to both days or to only one day as your summer schedule permits.
Tuesday, June 4 - The...
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Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is an iconic, five-needle, high-elevation pine whose existence is threatened by an exotic rust, mountain pine beetles, fire suppression, and climate change. Its distribution is limited to western North America and...
Shortleaf Pine and Pine Oak Woodland Restoration
This workshop is part of a series in the Rapid Ohi'a Death Seed Banking Initiative, which aims to expand capacity for collection and banking of Ohi'a seeds across all islands in response to the ROD crisis. It is free and open to anyone who wants to...
The dates of this training are: April 29-May 10, 2019.
There is widespread recognition within conservation, restoration, and land management agencies across the state of the need to increase ecologically-based, landscape restoration. To do so...
Wildfire Suppression Through Prescribed Fire Training School
Learn how to “Fight Fire With Fire!”
- Firefighters, landowners, emergency planners, anyone interested in controlling wildfire fuel load is encouraged to attend.
On Friday, May 10, 2019, the Green Mountain National Forest will host a field trip for a small cadre of monitoring enthusiasts to hike The Dome and share thoughts on the history, recent burn, and future monitoring activities in this ecosystem.
FEATURED SPEAKER: Dr. Gerould Wilhelm Director of Research at the Conservation Research Institute and co-author of “Flora of the Chicago Region: A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis”
Range management is like being a trial lawyer: you need all the evidence you can get to help you make decisions how your management and production objectives may need to change. State-and-transition simulation models are a general tool that can be used...
In this webinar, Dr. Kimberley Davis will examine the effects of climate on post-fire conifer regeneration and subsequent seedling and tree growth. She and her colleagues focused on lower elevation ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests to identify the...