On March 27th, the Geographical Sciences Committee hosted a workshop, a Century of Wildland Fire Research: Contributions to Long-term Approaches for Wildland Fire Management. This workshop explored the history of wildland fire research in the United...
Presenter(s): Diane M. Smith
Date: March 27, 2017
A summary of the 2016 US Fire Season.
Presenter(s): National Interagency Fire Center
Date: March 7, 2017
Many communities see the need to increase the use of beneficial fire, yet they struggle to find effective approaches that all stakeholders agree upon. We use mental modeling with Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to help stakeholders express their worldviews on...
Presenter(s): Antonie Jetter
Date: March 6, 2017
The future of wildland fire management in the US entails increasing complexity, risk, and scrutiny, and it is clear that business-as-usual is unsustainable. New paradigms recognize a need to deemphasize fire exclusion, expand application of...
Presenter(s): Matthew P. Thompson
Date: March 2, 2017
Extinction under environmental change is a race between demography and adaptive evolution. Evolutionary rescue (ER) occurs when genetic adaptation allows a population to recover from near extinction following rapid environmental change, with...
Presenter(s): Shawn T. McKinney
Date: February 23, 2017
Kris Ray from the Air Quality Program of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation presented his experience monitoring indoor air quality during the 2015 wildfire season, and Dr. Shelly Miller from the University of Colorado shared her...
Presenter(s): Kris Ray, Shelly Miller
Date: February 23, 2017
This webinar was part of the US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station's Social-Ecological Resilience and Changing Landscapes webinar series.
Presenter(s): Laurie Yung, Katie Clifford, Carina Wyborn
Date: February 22, 2017
The last outbreak of mountain pine beetle affected more than 27 million hectares of forest in western North America. This outbreak enabled further development of the semiochemical verbenone, a compound discovered in the late 1960’s that is the...
Presenter(s): Robert Progar, Christopher J. Fettig, A. Steven Munson
Date: February 21, 2017
To design and implement large landscape conservation projects, individuals and agencies are increasingly organizing into networks to facilitate the exchange of ideas, build relationships, identify common interests, and solve problems of mutual...
Presenter(s): Patrick Bixler
Date: February 15, 2017
A longstanding question in biogeography is how long-lived plants such as trees kept pace with climate changes of the past. The question is also relevant today as climate change accelerates and habitats become fragmented. To help address this...
Presenter(s): Solomon Z. Dobrowski
Date: February 9, 2017