A rare episode of regeneration of aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) by seeds occurred in Yellowstone National Park (YNP), Wyoming, USA, following extensive fires that occurred in 1988. In 1997, we sampled 410 aspen seedlings from 23 local populations...
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'Key issues• Disturbance ecology furnishes a valuable conceptual framework for natural resource management.• Numerous techniques exist for documenting past disturbance regimes and the historic range of variability of key disturbances.• Management...
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Climate modelling studies have predicted an increase in fire frequency with global warming as well as suggesting a longer fire season occurring later in the year. We used 160 years of fire scars in Pinus banksiana Lamb. dating from 1831 to 1948 and...
From the text...'The worst fire season in Mexican history was in 1998. Drought conditions precipitated by a strong El Niño led to unusual fire activity, including crown fires, fire whirls, and rapid spread rates. A total of 14,302 fires burned 2,...
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European earthworms have come to dominate earthworm assemblages in most North American soils. The establishment of these invasive taxa is typically preceded by agricultural or other perturbation of the natural soil system. Grassland soils in the Flint...
British Columbia, along with most of the rest of North America, is becoming preoccupied with emulating natural landscape patterns under the auspices of ecosystem management. With their Biodiversity Guidebook, BC developed one of the first collections...
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The primary announcement FA-FOA0021-002 has two task statements:
- Sources and distribution of human-caused ignitions and their relation to wildfire impacts
- Reducing damages and losses to valued resources from wildfire
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The Women in Fire Fellowship Member participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, fire break preparation, and other tasks as assigned. The Fellowship member will also perform duties such as invasive species treatment, timber stand improvement, monitoring, mapping invasives and mapping treatment locations. This is a grant funded, US Forest Service interagency partnership project, funded for up to one year. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare the candidate for entry or mid-level fire positions with the USFS or other partner agency. This crew member position is full time, year around for the period of the grant.
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.
Sierra Corps is a Forestry Fellowship program implemented by the Sierra Nevada Alliance that aims to increase workforce capacity for forest health restoration, biomass utilization, and wildfire resilience projects in the Sierra Nevada. The Alliance places Fellows with partners throughout the region for forest-health related employment. Fellows bring their education, skills, and expertise to engage in paid fellowships that provide assistance in assessment, planning, permitting, project management, and other essential forest restoration and wildfire resilience work.
Dr. Kai Zhu is recruiting 1-2 PhD student(s) starting in Fall 2021 in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The Zhu Lab works on research questions at the intersection of climate change, biodiversity, and ecosystem processes, using quantitative approaches such as remote sensing, species distribution models, and Bayesian statistical methods. Current research projects include (1) phenological responses to climate change and human activity in the Northern Hemisphere; (2) the biogeography of soil fungi in North America; and (3) wildfire propagation and forest regrowth in California. The Zhu Lab also collaborates with other research groups, such as the Peay Lab at Stanford University (https://mykophile.com) through a collaborative NSF grant (https://news.ucsc.edu/2019/09/zhu-nsf.html). More information is available at https://zhulab.ucsc.edu/.
Students are encouraged to develop their own projects, which is an essential part of their advancement as independent and creative researchers. Dr. Zhu expects students to have previous research experience and a strong background in ecology and environmental science, as well as math, statistics, and programming. However, in the Zhu Lab students will learn new methods and tools by attending classes, workshops, and working on projects, so the most important quality is the willingness to learn.
Interested students should contact Dr. Kai Zhu (kai dot zhu at ucsc dot edu) as early as possible and no later than the application deadline in December 2020 with the following information: (1) research experience, ideas, and questions; (2) motivations to pursue a PhD and long-term career goals; (3) why interested in the Environmental Studies Department at UCSC; and (4) current CV, academic transcript, and TOEFL score (if applicable).
The University of Georgia (UGA) is seeking a dynamic and innovative postdoctoral research associate to work at the nexus of soil science and fire ecology. The project seeks to understand the relationship between soil moisture and fire prediction by integrating a suite of soil, fire, climate, and remote sensing datasets with robust modeling techniques. The project is a collaboration between the University of Georgia, Oklahoma State University, the US Geological Survey, and two USDA regional climate hubs (Southwest and Southern Plains). The candidate will be based at UGA in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in Athens, GA.
UGA is a Land/Sea Grant institution and is ranked 16th among public universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Athens is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities and is 90 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital. Ideal candidates would combine expertise in data analysis and modeling of large spatial datasets.
Position is available September 21, 2020 for one year (contingent upon funding). Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Objective: Primary goals are (1) quantify the relationships between modeled soil moisture and wildfire probability for two large river basins in the southwestern and south central US using soil and biophysical data; and (2) distribute wildfire probability maps for both basins.
Summary of duties: Integrate existing soil, climate, and other remotely-sensed biophysical variables to develop dynamic fire probability maps for two large watersheds in the southwestern and south central US at daily to weekly time steps and moderate spatial resolution. Produce wildfire data sets for the 2000– 2016 period, and selected maps of dynamic wildfire probability. Work with collaborators and stakeholders to facilitate stakeholder meetings and produce peer-reviewed manuscripts, presentations and website content. Travel to some stakeholder and professional meetings is expected.
Required qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in soil science, fire ecology, landscape ecology, or similar field by start date. Experience with spatial modeling and proficiency with computer software including R, Python, ArcGIS, etc. is required. A positive attitude and willingness to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of researchers is required. Desired qualifications: Familiarity with soil geographic databases (e.g., SSURGO), climate data (e.g., PRISM), remote sensing, and wildfire modeling is desired.
To apply: Please send an email to Dr. Matt Levi at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: “Application for soil-fire postdoc” that includes your CV and a short cover letter (1 page) detailing your qualifications and interest for the position. Review of applications will begin August 21, 2020. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns
Information will be added when available.
The Kentucky Prescribed Fire Council meeting will held online. Registration and other details will be posted on the website when available.
The wildland fire (often called wildland fires) regime is changing. Climate change is affecting temperature and patterns of drought and rainfall in the United States, with direct impacts on wildfire seasonality, frequency, and severity. Warmer springs...
Part of the After the Flames webinar series.
The use of fire on the landscape is a hotly debated topic, despite being a natural process in northern forests. It is seen as a vital tool by land managers to improve forest health and spur regeneration.
This webinar will look at the history of...
Join the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and The Nature Conservancy for this workshop that will focus on using prescribed fire to manage glades for quail habitat and diverse plant communities. A half-day...
The 47th Natural Areas Conference, Sierra to Sagebrush: Integrating Management and Stewardship Across Landscapes, is focused on the unique ecological and management dynamics that distinguish the Nevada-California borderlands, the Great Basin and Sierra...
The Montana Watershed Coordination Council and the Montana Forest Collaborative Network are co-hosting the 2020 Watershed Symposium titled “Summit to Stream: Connecting People, Water, and Forests.”
Due to health and safety concerns from the...
Tentative Dates: Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2020
Objectives: To increase fire department capacity to plan and implement good fire projects in the wildland urban interface to mitigate unwanted fire effects to local communities.
Target Group: A...
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...
The next South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting will be held September 9, 2020 in a virtual meeting format.
Postponed Until August 16-20, 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns
Changing Boreal Biome
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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...
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UC Davis research conducted shows that primates exposed to wildfire smoke during infancy experience adverse lung and immune system changes as adults, and their unexposed offspring also have impaired immune responses. Please join us for a research...