Plant community diversity measured as species richness, is typically highest in the early post-fire years in California shrublands. However, this generalization is overly simplistic and the present study demonstrates that diversity is determined by a...
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Little has been published about Sminthopsis murina, a small insectivorous marsupial encountered infrequently during trapping studies. Individuals favour vegetation associations found in recently burnt heathlands and forests; however, individuals rarely...
Investigating the time dynamics of forest-fires is a challenge in the environmental sciences. Time-scaling scale-invariant approaches have been used to characterize the temporal distribution of forest-fire sequence detected in Gargano area (southern...
Exotic plant invasions are a significant problem in urban bushland in Sydney, Australia. In low-nutrient Hawkesbury Sandstone communities, invasive plants are often associated with urban run-off and subsequent increases in soil nutrients, particularly...
Forest successional trajectories covering the last 2000 yr from a mixed deciduous forest in Denmark show a gradual shift in dominance from Tilia cordata to Fagus sylvatica and a recent increase in total forest basal area since direct management ceased...
The effect of land-use change on the flood frequency curve (FFC) in a natural catchment is analysed. To achieve this, a simple methodology for the derivation of FFCs in land-use change scenarios is proposed. The adopted methodology, using a stochastic...
The area burned by wildfire in the states of Arizona and New Mexico in the southwestern US has been increasing in recent years. In many cases, high severity burns have caused dramatic increases in runoff and sediment yield from burned watersheds. This...
Patch formation is common in grazed grasslands but the mechanisms involved in the formation and maintenance of patches are not clear. To increase our knowledge on this subject we examined possible reasons for patch formation and the influence of...
1 Feeding damage and mortality caused to planted Scots pine seedlings by the pine weevils Hylobius abietis and Hylobius pinastri were studied on burned and unburned sites with 0, 10 and 50 m3 per hectare levels of green tree retention from the second...
Sustainable use of nontimber forest products (NTFPs) can be affected by levels of extractions as well as by other anthropogenic influences such as fire and grazing. We examined the effects of fire on the demography of Phyllanthus emblica, an important...
Tall Timbers’ Wildland Fire Science Program in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Center for Forest Disturbance Science and Northern Research Station, Carbon, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Sciences.
The Wildland Fire Science Program of Tall Timbers Research Station (Tallahassee, FL) in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service is seeking a quantitative remote sensing analyst for a one-year position, with an additional 2 years contingent upon on applicant’s performance and funding. The overall scope of the funded project is to characterize multiscale feedbacks between forest structure, fire behavior and fire effects. The main focus of the position is to build multiscale structural models of forested vegetation in southeastern pinelands by coupling quantitative modeling techniques with terrestrial laser scanning data to link to fire data and fire models.
The University of Washington’s Forest Resilience Lab seeks to hire 1 Crew Leader and 3 Field Technicians for the summer of 2020 to work in the Colville National Forest in northeastern Washington. Work will include:
- Measuring and mapping of restoration-oriented forest management practices.
- Spatial pattern mapping of recently thinned stands.
- Collect inventory data for restoration prescriptions and monitoring.
Positions will start in late May or early June and last through August, 10 to 12 weeks, with the potential for continued work.
Application review will begin on Feb. 1, 2020.
Duties: Measure forest demographics, including mapping and measuring trees and seedlings and determining cause of death. Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research, identifying Sierran trees, and forest pathology. Up to 10 positions will be filled. Positions are full-time, start in approximately mid-May, and will last about 4-5 months.
Qualifications: Must be a US Citizen in order to qualify. Also need bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience. Some field work experience required. Want people with some biological coursework and experience; an interest in forest and/or field ecology; who want to work outdoors, like to work in small teams, and have strong interpersonal skills. Housing available for rent.
The Wilderness Fellows Program is a collaborative of the Society for Wilderness Stewardship (SWS), the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, and the US Forest Service. It was created in order to complete Wilderness Character Baseline Assessments. The Wilderness Fellow Program is seeking qualified candidates to fill Wilderness Fellow positions. Fellows are based in locations around the country, with a significant amount of travel within their base region. Work is roughly 80% office-based and 20% field-based and is performed at USFS offices to directly support the goals of a collaborative wilderness character monitoring initiative currently underway in the USFS. Primary Wilderness Fellow Responsibilities:
- Attend one-week training in Granby, Colorado (travel provided).
- Work out of remote USFS locations, residing in USFS housing.
- Coordinate meetings with USFS resource specialists and line officers to gather information regarding wilderness character.
- Research, compile,and analyze legislative and administrative historical data per wilderness area.
- Travel to and into wilderness areas.
- Select indicators relevant for each wilderness area to monitor wilderness character over time.
- Compile and analyze data for selected monitoring indicators and complete a baseline assessment for wilderness character monitoring.
- Implement inventory and monitoring strategies for tracking wilderness character.
- Write a wilderness character baseline assessment for each wilderness area worked in.
- Participate in weekly conference calls.
- Set and meet benchmarks and deadlines for data collection, meetings, and draft and final reports.
Locations: 11 positions are available, located in the following: Medicine Bow Route and Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests, CO; Tonto National Forest, AZ (2 positions); Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, NV (2 positions); Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, CA; Siuslaw National Forest, OR; Okanogan-Wenatchee and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, WA (2 positions); Tongass National Forest, AK (2 positions)
Duration: May 18, 2020 – November 6, 2020 (Tongass National Forest positions will start in March)
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is looking for two motivated individuals to fill the positions of Forest Management and Rural Communities apprentices. The selected applicants will work at the intersection of community and natural resources on collaborative forest and watershed restoration. Work will include both applied research and capacity-building work to promote resilient forest ecosystems and rural communities. Occasional travel to rural communities throughout the state to conduct related work and research will be required.
- Collaborative restoration planning and forest management
- Disadvantaged community and tribal involvement
- Collaborative natural resource management
- Community capacity building and biomass utilization support
- General organizational support
Apprenticeships will last a minimum of six months, but may be extended up to nine months. Positions are open until filled, review of applications will begin on December 13, 2019.
The Forestry & Natural Resource (FNR) Extension Fire Program is seeking a Manager of the FNR Extension Fire Program. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
The Manager of the Forestry & Natural Resource (FNR) Extension Fire Program will manage the day-to-day operations of the FNR Extension Fire Program. The position will be responsible for activities such as website development and maintenance, communications and marketing, planning and reporting, employee training and development, partnership relations and more. The incumbent will represent the Program on various committees and task forces, and be a spokesperson for the Program to the media. This position is located in Corvallis with statewide responsibilities, and is housed within the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program and the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.
Posting will close on January 30, 2020, with a full consideration date of Januray 17, 2020.
The Forestry & Natural Resources Extension program invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications).
This is a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position in the College of Forestry, with an academic home in Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management. This is a statewide position located at the OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon.
This position is designed to focus on Extension program development and delivery related to wildland fire science and management. In 2018, Oregon wildfire costs hit a record high of $514 million, with over 800,000 acres burned across the state, resulting in ecological, social, and economic damage. The position will focus on educational programming to assist private forest and range owners and managers, wildland-urban interface homeowners, communities, and fire and fuel specialists and the fire suppression workforce. Key topics will include collaborative natural resource management, wildland fire fuel reduction and management, prescribed burning, timber and range management treatments to build fire resistance and resilience, post-burn recovery, firewise programming, and fire workforce development. The position will work directly with Extension Agents and Regional Specialists in the Forestry & Natural Resources and Fire Extension Programs, and will also work cooperatively with external partners such as the Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Small Woodlands Association, the Oregon Tree Farm System, The Nature Conservancy, Sustainable Northwest, Northwest Fire Science Consortium, local fire departments, and the State Fire Marshal.
Posting will close on January 30, 2020, with a full consideration date of Januray 17, 2020.
The Great Basin Institute (GBI) expects to have positions available by Spring 2020.
Explore your Public Lands with GBI:
- Spend the season working outside on a forestry, trail, or habitat restoration hand crew
- Support forestry, wildlife, and vegetation monitoring projects in the Sierra Nevada
- Learn and serve in National Parks, Forests, and Wilderness Areas
- Get paid and earn scholarships & college credit
- Work directly with land management agencies
Project: The University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources is seeking a PhD-level graduate student to participate in research examining the effectiveness of restoration, adaptation, and transition management techniques at fostering forest health and productivity in the face of novel climate, insect, and disease threats. This research will assess silvicultural experiments co-developed with stakeholder input with application to both urban and rural forest settings. The student will join a team of collaborators from the University of Vermont, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station, and Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center in developing management options to promote diverse and productive rural and urban forests despite the stress of climate change and other disturbance agents. The position is available for Summer/Fall 2020 and includes four guaranteed years of funding (stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance).
Qualifications: M.S. in forest ecology, forestry, silviculture, biology or a closely related field. Applicants should be able to work independently, but also cooperatively with other researchers and managers on the larger project. Applicants should also have a strong work ethic, demonstrated writing and quantitative capabilities, and a record of leadership.
Application: Interested applicants should supply all application materials to the UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) Program (PhD in Natural Resources) by February 1, 2020 – when applying, please state your interest in this position in the “Statement of Purpose.”
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 Meteorology STAC represents the membership on the...
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 research on the scientific, engineering, health, social and economic aspects of gaseous and particulate...
AFSC is working with the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) to organize a hands-on workshop on using their data and products in operational and decision-making settings. The workshop...
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Join the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and The Nature Conservancy for this 1.5 day workshop that will focus on using prescribed fire to manage glades for quail habitat. A half-day of presentations will...
We are proud to host a joint conference between the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS).
The proposed theme of the conference for 2020 is “From...
Topics will cover the full range for understanding the restoration management of 'High-5' species important to both US and Canada, including ecology, genetics, disturbance dynamics (beetle and fire), blister rust, rust resistance, restoration actions,...
Information will be added when available.
Presenter: Lisa McCauley, The Nature Conservancy
Higher tree density, more fuels, and a warmer, drier climate have caused an increase in the frequency, size, and severity of wildfires in western U.S. forests. There is an urgent need to restore...
NWSA hosts annual workshops in partnership with other wilderness stewardship organizations and land management agencies. The conferences/workshops provide a great way for stewardship groups around the country to connect with each other and with key...
Join us as we bridge the gap between science and management when it comes to issues related to managing fire in ecosystems with organic soils. This workshop will be a true exchange designed to expose natural resource managers to useful scientific...
This two-week workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and training required to develop and implement prescribed burn plans with a focus on setting ecological objectives, assessing burn complexity, assessing resource needs, contingency...
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.
A two day workshop designed for landowners and managers looking to gain skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation. Opportunity to see first hand lands actively managed with prescribed fire.
This conference was the brainchild of renowned plaintiff attorney Ken Roye. Ken's vision was to create a neutral and informative forum for lawyers, experts and others to share their experiences and collaborate in improving how justice is done in...
Every year hundreds to thousands of wildfires occur in all 13 southeastern US states, threatening communities and homes. In 2017, Southern Regional Extension Forestry, the University of Georgia (UGA) Warnell School of Forestry, and the UGA Cooperative...
Presenter: Jonathan Coop, Western Colorado University
In western North America, ponderosa pine and dry mixed-conifer forest types appear increasingly vulnerable to wildfire-catalyzed conversion to alternate and non-forest vegetation types....
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