At semi‐arid forest margins, increasing climatic stress combined with disturbances like wildfire threatens to cause widespread forest loss. However, forest resilience is likely to vary over gradients of topoclimate and vegetation characteristics, and...
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Fire ecology is a branch of ecology that concentrates on the origins, cycles, and future stages of wildland fire. It discovers and evaluates the relationship of fire with living organisms and their environment.
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Environmental heterogeneity has a consistent, positive effect on species diversity globally, principally due to increased niche space in heterogeneous environments. In flammable ecosystems, fire‐mediated heterogeneity (pyrodiversity) is expected to...
Forest fires can cause direct mortality to wildlife, and the associated habitat damage can reduce carrying capacity and population densities. However, little is known about long‐term responses of animals to fire in the wet tropics. From 2000‐2015, we...
Aim: Many studies investigating the response of wildlife to disturbance focus predominantly on the effects of the disturbance alone but fail to account for the influence of ecosystem productivity in moderating the response of species and thus the...
Pacific salmon spawning and rearing habitats result from dynamic interactions among geomorphic processes, natural disturbances, and hydro‐climatological factors acting across a range of spatial and temporal scales. We used a 21‐year record of redd...
Accelerated forest dieback has been documented at many locations around the world that have experienced severe drought, warming and wildfires associated with global climate change. Exotic forest diseases pose a comparably large threat to wild forests....
In the southern Great Lakes Region, North America, between 19,000 to 8,000 years ago, temperatures rose by 2.5 to 6.5 °C and spruce (Picea) forests/woodlands were replaced by mixed‐deciduous or pine (Pinus) forests. The demise of Picea forests/...
High severity wildfires impact hillslope processes, including infiltration, runoff, erosion, and sediment delivery to streams. Wildfire effects on these processes can impair vegetation recovery, producing impacts on headwater and downstream water...
In the face of changing climatic regimes and increases in extreme fire events, many western forests are poised to burn, not only once but multiple times, sometimes in short succession. As such, land managers have limited opportunities to effectively...
All across North America, and beyond, people are gathering to Share the Flame. Resilient embers have been re-kindled, passionately nurtured in the deep-time crucible of people and fire that has warmed our hearts and hearths for scores of thousands of...
On April 6, 2020, the Fire Management Board (FMB) established the Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team (MPHAT) to address medical and health-related issues specific to the interagency administration of mission critical wildland fire management functions under a COVID-19 modified operating posture. The COVID-19 MPHAT is tasked with providing medical and public health expertise, advice, coordination, and collaboration with external subject matter experts and developing protocols and practices for all aspects of COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations. Guidance found on this page has been issued via FMB Memorandum. They may be updated as appropriate and necessary to respond to the evolving situations and work conditions surrounding COVID-19.
- May perform as crew chief or project manager for teams of other foresters involved in forest and woodland management.
- Plans and implements technical projects and performs leadership duties in support of forestry-oriented, multiple-use land management programs, including coordination of appropriate staff to accomplish the work.
- Administers long-range forest management programs, meets the objectives of the district/field/zone resource management plan, and provides solutions for technical, budgetary, staffing, and customer service needs related to forest management.
- Coordinates with partners from other Federal and State agencies, local governments, Tribes, and non-governmental organizations to integrate BLM forest management program with neighboring land managers and regional strategies.
- At the GS-09 level, the incumbent may be required to work in a less complex forestry program functional area with assignments that are more routine and conventional.
This is an open, continuous announcement. Vacancies are in the following locations:
- Andalusia, AL
- Brent, AL
- Double Springs, AL
- Heflin, AL
The responsibilities listed below are at the full performance level:
- Develop timber plans that protect soil water retention and reestablishment of the forest growth for a timber management program.
- Review silvicultural prescriptions to ensure compatibility with long-range timber management plans for a natural resource organization.
- Review and appraise timber resources to meet demand and future needs.
- Coordinate and direct the preparation of timber sale contracts and related documents for a timber management program.
- Coordinate with other disciplines to integrate the timber management plan with other resources and approved land management plans in support of a timber management program.
- Ensure integration of the timber management plan with other resources and activities for a timber sale program.
- Investigate reports of improper logging activities for a timber management program.
- Provide leadership to subordinate staff, setting goals, policies, and objectives.
- Demonstrate a commitment to fostering and promoting an equitable, inclusive, and safe work environment.
Under general direction, implement the adopted Urban Forestry Management Plan and manage the Urban Forestry Program, including work plan development and supervision of arborist crews, Contract Services, Risk Analysis, Budget Management, Development, and Codes.
The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) is composed of professionals from around the world, who together play a key role in wildland fire and fire ecology research, education, management, and policy. AFE values the diversity of perspectives and range of experiences held by its members. AFE aims to actively cultivate the future of fire and resource conservation by investing in future leaders through the AFE Mentoring Futures Program.
The committee will meet in November to match participants. All are welcome to participate.
The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management (www.bren.ucsb.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Data Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start July 1, 2021. We seek a highly creative and interactive scholar whose research and teaching interests are focused on innovative approaches for computational analyses in an allied discipline of Environmental Science (including, but not limited to, Earth science, ecology, political science, socio-ecological systems, etc.). We particularly seek candidates who address environmental questions using large datasets (e.g., remotely sensed data, text-based repositories, etc.), have a rigorous foundation in statistical fundamentals (e.g., machine learning, Bayesian inference, causal inference, etc.), or leverage cutting-edge developments in data science (e.g., data-driven discovery, scalable computing, etc.) in their work. We welcome candidates whose substantive area of expertise is related to environmental justice, or whose methodological expertise addresses algorithmic bias in quantitative sciences.
- Open date: September 11th, 2020
- Next review date: Monday, Oct 26, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
- Final date: Thursday, Jul 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
With multiple agencies/entities, groups and task forces all working to find solutions for operational concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the need for a space to share information is apparent. This forum serves as a platform to ask questions, as well as to share ideas, information, and solutions.
Postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns
Information will be added when available.
Following the unprecedented 2019/20 bushfire season, the 2020 Bushfire Building Conference is shaping up to be a crucial event for researchers, planners and building industry professionals. The Australian Bushfire Building Conference is an annual event...
The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation will hold their annual Science and Management Meeting in a virtual format on September 16, 2020. This virtual meeting will be in one of the same time slots as the H5II conference, which was postponed until...
A free one hour webinar from Tall Timbers Research Station, the Southern Fire Exchange and the University of Florida.
Society of American Foresters CFE Credit Expected.
Jim Cox, Tall Timbers Research Station
Postponed until October 5-7, 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns
Topics will cover the full range for understanding the restoration management of 'High-5' species important to both US and Canada, including ecology, genetics,...
The Prescribed Fire Science Workshop is a series of virtual events, trainings, and networking opportunities that will connect fire scientists and land managers with the goal of increasing the pace and scale of prescribed burning in the...
Postponed Until August 16-20, 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns
Changing Boreal Biome
Assessing the vulnerability and resilience of boreal ecosystems to climate change, and their socio-economic implications.
Session 1: Increasing...
After careful consideration, the Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance and Foundation have decided to host this year’s Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference as a virtual event. This decision was made primarily to exercise an abundance of caution in consideration of...
A free one hour webinar from the Southern Fire Exchange, University of Georgia, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, Working Lands for Wildlife, Quail Forever, East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture and the University of Florida.
Presenters: Elizabeth Graham and Lori Winton, USFS Forest Health Protection
A subset of Alaska's forests are surveyed annually by the Alaska Division of Forestry and US Forest Service Forest Health Protection specialists. However, surveys have...