Sediment cores spanning the last 13,500 calendar years (cal yr) were obtained from two lakes (Fracas Lake, 2518 m; Bear Lake, 2778 m) on the Kaibab Plateau in northern Arizona. Pollen and plant macrofossil records indicate that before ∼12,900 cal yr B....
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This publication gives an overview of structural and other ecological changes associated with forest management and fire suppression since the early 1900's in a ponderosa pine forest, the most widespread forest type in the Western United States. Three...
Vegetation has long been recognized as a fundamental factor soil formation, but vegetation and soils commonly covary in response to other environmental factors, confounding the specific effects of vegetation on soil properties. The lysimeter...
Dendro-ecological studies were undertaken to document the disturbance history in two old-growth mixed Pinus koraiensis-hardwood forests in the southern part of the Sikhote-Alin mountains in the Russian Far East. Establishment of four common canopy...
Structural dynamics of a natural tropical seasonal -- mixed deciduous -- forest were studied over a 4-yr period at Mae Klong Watershed Research Station, Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand, with particular reference to the role of forest fires and...
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...
We have investigated colonization strategies by comparing the abundance and frequency of ectomycorrhizal fungal species on roots in a mature Pinus muricata forest with those present as resistant propagules colonizing potted seedlings grown in the same...
In northern Patagonia, Argentina we quantify changes in fire frequency along a gradient from mesic Nothofagus dombeyi forest to xeric woodlands of Austrocedrus chilensis at the steppe ecotone, and we examine patterns of vegetation change coincident...
The wildfires that occurred in central Florida in 1998 are discussed. These fires were largely the result of lightning, although some were set by arsonists. Throughout June and early July, these wildfires torched vast areas of Florida, causing as much...
Many species-rich Themeda triandra grasslands in south-eastern Australia have been burnt annually in summer as a land management practice for decades. The characteristics of annual fires (maximum surface temperatures, maximum soil temperature changes...
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has numerous fire positions at various levels open in several states.
Details are available at careers.nature.org (search for “fire”).
Closing dates vary.
These positions are located in Pacific West Regional Office, Interior Regions 8, 9, 10, and 12, in the Cultural Resources Division. Current career and career conditional employees of the Department of Interior may apply.
One position is located at the Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, which is the host university for the Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CA-CESU). The second position is located at the Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit at the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA, which is the host university for the Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (PNW-CESU).
- Develop and implement an integrated program of natural, social and cultural resource research that supports NPS Pacific West Region's (PWR) units;
- Develop partnerships and secures outside sources of support from Federal, State, academic, and private organizations to conduct cooperative research efforts;
- Serve as liaison with partner agencies;
- Serves as a member of the national network of CESU's, provides the National Park Service with technical leadership in providing an integrated and responsive research program at the regional and service-wide levels.
A Prairie Habitat Restoration Support position is available with Colorado State University and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML), and will be located at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Washington. This position will provide technical and field support toward habitat improvement and restoration for Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly, streaked horned lark, and Mazama pocket gopher. This position will also oversee the tracking and monitoring of seed production; site preparation, planting, and seeding; propagating/developing delivery schedules of plugs; development of restoration plans for prairie and salmon species recovery; conducting prescribed burns; providing briefing to land users; assisting in other rare and endangered species surveys; and managing restoration data.
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.
The committee will meet in November to match participants. All are welcome to participate.
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).
AFSC Fire Science Workshop Part 2:
This session will provide brief updates from the boreal fire science projects supported by the...
This webinar is offered as part of a training partnership between The Longleaf Alliance (LLA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Karen Brown, Technical Assistance & Training Specialist, The Longleaf...
This is the second of a five-webinar series. The sagebrush steppe is one of the largest ecosystems in North America and one of the most threatened due to human land use conversions, non-native plant invasions, and wildfire. This virtual series will...
California Fire Science Seminar Series
Presenter: Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry and Falasco Chair in Earth Sciences at the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Merced
Sponsor: Southern Rockies Fire Science Network
Learn about disturbance fuel dynamics and stand recovery, and possible treatment consequences of climate-driven shifts on Rocky Mountain forests.
This event was originally planned to take place in March of this year, but due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, was postponed. The symposium has been rescheduled for November 13, 2020 and will be hosted virtually.
The symposium will include...
- Prescribed fire effects on bats and bat habitat in the eastern U.S.,Roger Perry, Research Wildlife...
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...
- Breeding bird response to fire and other disturbances in eastern hardwood forests, Cathryn Greenberg,...
Sponsored by The Jones Center at Ichauway
Presented by Lora L. Smith, PhD, The Jones Center at Ichauway
Long term research plays an invaluable role in informing natural resource management, particularly for long-lived wildlife species....
California Fire Science Seminar Series
Presenter: Yufang Jin, Associate Professor, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, University of California, Davis
This is the first of a five-webinar series. The sagebrush steppe is one of the largest ecosystems in North America and one of the most threatened due to human land use conversions, non-native plant invasions, and wildfire. This virtual series will...
Presenter: Dr. Tara Hudiburg, Associate Professor, University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Dept. of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences
This seminar is part of the FOR 501 Seminar Series: Current Research on the...
Part of the RMRS Land Manager-Focused Fall Webinar Series
Presenter: Sean Healey, RMRS Research Ecologist
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M.S. Thesis Defense By Emilia Grzesik Advised by: Dr. Teresa Hollingsworth and Dr. Roger Ruess
Sponsor: NC State Extension Forestry
Presenters: Julie Moore and Luke Lolies
Join others in learning about the high diversity of plant species characteristics of the longleaf pine ecosystem and how it supports the many common and unique...
Join in for a 2-day webinar series this fall. This event is free, open to all, and serves as a prelude to the in-person Fire Across Boundaries conference scheduled for Fall 2021. Each day will feature a panel of international fire scientists and...