Disentangling species strategies that confer resilience to natural disturbances is key to conserving and restoring savanna ecosystems. Fire is a recurrent disturbance in savannas, and savanna vegetation is highly adapted to and often dependent on fire...
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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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To mitigate and adapt to climate change, forest carbon sequestration and diversity of the ecosystem must be included in forest management planning, while satisfying the demand for wood products. The future provisions of ecosystem services under six...
A recently introduced non‐native annual grass, Ventenata dubia, is challenging previous conceptions of community resistance in forest mosaic communities in the Inland Northwest. However, little is known of the drivers and potential...
Ecosystems are shaped by a range of drivers including human and natural disturbances. They also may be subject to interactions between disturbances which can affect ecological processes, biodiversity and ecosystem condition; yet few ecosystems have...
Grassland fires results in carbon emissions, which directly affects the carbon cycle of ecosystems and the carbon balance. The grassland area of Inner Mongolia accounts for 22% of the total grassland area in China, and many fires occur in the area...
Prescribed burning is projected to be adopted more frequently with intensifying climate change; thus, a long-term study is necessary to understand the burning impacts on forest productivity and carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) cycling....
Frequent-fire forests of the western United States have undergone remarkable changes in structure, composition, and function due to historical exclusion of naturally occurring fire. Mechanized tree thinning to reduce forest density...
Frequent fires maintain nearly 50% of terrestrial ecosystems, and drive ecosystem changes that govern future fires. Since fires are dependent on available plant or fine fuels, ecosystem processes that alter fine fuel loads like microbial decomposition...
Wildfire alters the hydrologic and geomorphic responses of burned areas relative to nearby unburned areas, making them more prone to runoff, erosion, and debris flow. In post-wildfire settings, debris flows often initiate when runoff concentrates on...
To better manage wildfires and plantations in Kurdistan, native tree species commonly used in planting and reviving forests such as Quercus brantii Lindl., Q. infectoria Olivier, Q. libani Olivier, Pistachio atlantica Desf., Fraxinus rotundifolia Vahl...
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are open through 5 pm MST, September 30, 2020.
The Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) announcement FA-FOA0021-001 has one task statement. Proposals must address one or more of the following topic areas:
- Fuels management and fire behavior
- Changing fire environment
- Emissions and air quality
- Fire effects and post-fire recovery
- Relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire
- Human dimensions of fire
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
The Regional Fire Science Exchange announcement FA-FOA0021-003 has one task statement focused on leading and executing a regional fire science exchange in the following two regions (see map and supporting information in the FOA):
- Lake States
- Tallgrass Prairie
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.
Rescheduled from March due to COVID-19 concerns. More details to follow.
The IAFC's Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you're one of...
Catastrophic wildfires, sometimes called “megafires,” are more and more common in the western United States. California in particular is increasingly thought of as having a year-round (24/7/365) fire season. These megafires ignore boundaries, require...
Hosted by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Andrew Vander Yacht, Michigan State University
Details coming soon.
Hosted by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Science Consortium
Presented by John Kabrick, USFS Northern Research Station
Details coming soon.
The International Association of Wildland Fire is presenting this workshop in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regional Strategy Committees.
Wednesday, May 20 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM PDT
In recent years, smoke from wildland fires has affected populations both near and far from the fire locations. A public health response to smoke intrusion presents a complex challenge, and many...
Presented by Francis Kilkenny and Jeff Ott, RMRS research biologists
Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Research Station
Post-fire seeding has long been used to control erosion and suppress problematic invasive annuals like cheatgrass in...
Post-Fire Science Needs for Emergency Response, Hazards and Rehabilitation. Panel discussions include Science Research and Update on Collaboration Efforts.
Post-Fire Science Needs for Emergency Response, Hazards and Rehabilitation. The day begins with a discussion of How far we've come in post-fire science. Data and research users will discuss science needs, engaging the panelists and audience on post-...
Sarah Scholes, doctoral student in Natural Resources at the University of Idaho, will present her dissertation proposal.
Major Professor: Dr. Eva Strand
Zoom Link: https://uidaho...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, to be convened in 2021 in association with the 7th ABoVE Science Team Meeting in Fairbanks. The 6th ABoVE Science Team Meeting will be held...
Sponsored by the Southern Fire Exchange
Presented by Kevin Robertson, Ph.D., Tall Timbers Research Station
It has long been observed that longleaf pine juveniles (between the “grass stage” near the ground to about head-high) tend to...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
The 13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium is organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and hosted by the American Meteorological Society. The AMS Agircultural and Forest...
In-person conference postponed due to COVID-19 concerns - stay tuned for additional information.
The UC Davis Air Quality Research Center welcomes you to join us at the Air Sensors International Conference! The AQRC's mission is to facilitate...
Sponsor: National Fire Protection Association
Presenters: Nicole Mahrt-Ganley, American Property Casualty Insurance Association, Janet Ruiz, Insurance Information Institute
Despite the global challenges posed by COVID-19, another wildfire...