An automated disk infiltrometer was developed to improve the measurements of soil hydraulic properties (saturated hydraulic conductivity and sorptivity) of soils affected by wildfire. Guideline are given for interpreting curves showing cumulative...
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The fire effects topic page contains resources and activities related to the study and management of the effect of wildland fire on the environment.
Fire Effects Information System
The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States.
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The persistence of wildlife species in fire‐prone ecosystems is under increasing pressure from global change, including alterations in fire regimes caused by climate change. However, unburned islands might act to mitigate negative effects of fire on...
Understanding how multiple simultaneous drivers interact to influence plant demography is critical for protecting plant diversity in the context of global change. Fire is a key disturbance in forested ecosystems, but the interactive effects of fire and...
Invasive annual grasses such as cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae), and ventenata (Ventenata dubia) are devastating western natural areas and rangeland at a landscape scale. These grass invasions favor further...
The impacts of mechanical mastication fuel treatments on chaparral vegetation are discussed in this brief.
Reducing tree encroachment is challenging for restoring light-requiring habitats including prairies, savannas, and woodlands. Such ecosystems frequently support high biodiversity and are of keen interest for restoration (Haney et al. 2008). Periodic...
'In experimental fire research, some of the most compelling data you can get is the visual data from video and photography,' says Matt Hoehler, a research structural engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg...
Locating forest treatments in the right places can make them as or more effective than treating everywhere, shows new research out by Krofcheck et al. 2018. The authors found that restoring less acres strategically can have the same impacts as treating...
Many of California’s research natural areas exhibit high to moderate departure from their natural fire regime. Without restoration or maintenance of the natural fire regime, the ecological integrity of some natural areas could be lost.
A 2019 study by Meyer and others showed that the reestablishment of natural fire regimes can be highly effective at restoring the structure and understory diversity of red fir forests but have little effect on the health of red fir under increasing...
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.
Please refer to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's website regarding infectious disease guidance for wildland fire incidents, Emergency Medical Committee.
Incumbent will be a member of the Avon Park Wildland Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Avon Park Air Force Range, FL. The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force property throughout the area of responsibility and the southeast U.S.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/13/2020
Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor of Soil Science and Restoration Ecology – Tenure-track, academic year (9 month) position within the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Department at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. Beginning date is September 10, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate will teach courses that prepare students for a broad range of careers in environmental science and natural resource management. Scholarship should include the field of soil science, restoration ecology, and the interaction between social and biophysical systems at the landscape scale. Some potential areas of specialization may include restoration/conservation/landscape ecology, soil remediation, and land management that connect terrestrial and hydrological systems with social systems. Research experience related to conservation and planning of natural areas, managed landscapes, and protected areas at landscape scales and geospatial analysis skills that connects biophysical and social datasets are preferred. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this position, the successful candidate will collaborate with other Colleges/Departments at the university.
Cal Poly has a tradition of excellence in teaching and our motto is “Learn by Doing.” Strong interests in laboratory/field-based undergraduate teaching along with excellent written and oral communication skills as reflected by a peer-reviewed publication record that is commensurate with time/experience in career are required. The successful candidate will teach environmental management, soil science, and ecology courses in the NRES Department. Demonstrated experience collaborating with natural resource agencies and the ability to connect students with applied restoration efforts is highly desired. The successful candidate will also mentor undergraduate and graduate research projects, provide general academic and student club advising, participate in Future Farmers of America (FFA) land judging state finals held on campus annually, teach graduate level courses and nurture overall student development with a focus in restoration ecology.
Courses taught will depend on student demand. The successful candidate will have expertise to teach the following courses: Introductory Soil Science (SS 120), Introduction to Environmental Management (NR142), Introduction to Earth Systems (ERSC 144), and Natural Resource Ecology and Habitat Management (NR 306), in addition to developing new course(s) in restoration ecology, as well as landscape and/or conservation ecology. Additional expertise to teach the following courses is desirable: Fire Ecology (NR307), Wetlands (NR/SS 421), Soil Ecology (SS 422), Soil Morphology (SS 321), and Ecosystem Management (NR465). These courses are taken by NRES majors as well as by students from many of the departments within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences.
Advertised: December 16, 2019 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled
The Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC), invites applications for a tenure-track academic position in Indigenous Natural Sciences at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence on July 1, 2021 or when a suitable candidate is found. The UBC Vancouver campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xwmǝθkwǝýǝm (Musqueam).
Depending on the background of the successful candidate, this position will be housed in either the Department of Forest Resources Management, the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, the Department of Wood Science, or jointly between two of these.
Presented by Dr. Jan van Wagtendonk.
All seminars are 4:00 to 5:00 PM in Room 017 of the Southwest Forest Science Complex (Building 82) on the campus of Northern Arizona University (campus map). A reception for the speaker with food and...
More details and registration to come, stay tuned!
Presenter: Tessa Nicolet, USFS Region 3 Fire Ecologist
The southwestern United States encompasses many ecosystems with intimate and inseparable relationships with fire. It is well...
This webinar will focus on: how planning and conducting large scale prescribed burns is similar to, or different than, smaller burns; aerial ignition for both large and small burns; pre- and post-fire monitoring; and...
Presenter: Dr. Raymond Moranz
In this webinar, Dr. Moranz will present information on:
- The relative importance of various insect taxa as pollinators,
- the potential pros and cons of prescribed fire with regard to insect...
Stephen J. Pyne, environmental historian renowned for his works on wildland fire, will speak at OSU, Thursday, November 1, 7 pm, in Gilfillan Auditorium. His talk will be the keynote address for a symposium, 'Words on Fire: Toward a New Language of...
Presented by Steve Norman, USFS Southern Research Station, and sponsored by the US Forest Service, Research and Development.
The Landscape Science Webinar Series occurs monthly on a Tuesday at 1 pm Eastern providing a forum to communicate...
Annual South Florida Fire Prescribed Council will include a field trip with discussion of scrub and pine flatwoods ecosystem management, an update by the National Weather Service on the south Florida fire weather outlook,...
This one-week workshop is structured to give Resource Specialists 4+ days of experience with successful fuels management programs and several experienced fire managers in the Southeast.
Resource Specialists from land...
Description: Dale Wade will draw on his 40+ years of experience in prescribed fire and forest management research to discuss some of the practical prescribed fire lessons he has learned. Topics of discussion will range from ignition...