Orlando Fire Congress Schedule

Monday, November 27
4:00 pm - 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Sabal Registration

Come visit us at registration from 4pm to 8pm today, and skip waiting in line tomorrow morning! 

 

 

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sabal A

Orientation meeting for moderators and volunteers

Tuesday, November 28
6:30 am - 7:15 am 6:30 am
Pindo C
Join Johnny Stowe, a wildlife biologist and certified yoga instructor, for yoga sessions throughout the conference. There will be no charge for classes; however, donations to the Mike da Luz Scholarship fund would be appreciated and can be made at... See More
10:30 am - 11:00 am 10:30 am
11:00 am - 12:20 pm 11:00 am
Citron Center
  • Alan Long (Speaker) Administrative Director, Southern Fire Exchange, Tall Timbers Research Station
The Fire Circle will be led by a Southern Fire Exchange staff member as an open discussion focused on asking participants to provide examples and descriptions of the impacts and benefits of the SFE. Fire managers and scientists are invited to drop... See More
11:00 am - 12:20 pm 11:00 am
Citron North
  • Joseph J. O'Brien (Speaker) Fire Team Leader, USDA Forest Service, Center for Forest Disturbance Science
In the Fall of 2016, extreme drought conditions coincident with autumn leaf fall in the southern Appalachians led to an outbreak of wildfires not seen in recent memory, including the catastrophic Gatlinburg fire. This session reports on conditions... See More
11:00 am - 12:30 pm 11:00 am
Sabal A
  • Jon E. Keeley (Speaker) Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center
Future climate change is expected to result in global warming and variable changes in precipitation. Experts from the U.S., Canada, Spain, and Australia will address diverse aspects of the impact of these changes on future fire regimes.
11:00 am - 12:20 pm 11:00 am
Sabal B
Seminal fire science and policy questions will be addressed in talks focusing on the biodiversity associated with large and mixed-severity fires, and discussions about the ecological importance of large wildfires and how to manage for them in huma... See More
11:00 am - 12:20 pm 11:00 am
11:00 am - 3:40 pm 11:00 am
Tangerine 6
  • Susan Prichard (Speaker) Research Scientist, University of Washington

The Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT) application is an integrated a suite of products that allows users to build and characterize fuel beds, assess potential fire hazard and surface fire behavior, and estimate the amount of fuel consumed and emissions pr...

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11:00 am - 12:20 pm 11:00 am
Tangerine 5
  • Aili Johnston (Speaker) President | Educational Specialist | Trainer, Willamette Public Health
Please note, this workshop is only for participants who pre-registered. This workshop will address sexual harassment in workplace and the fire world, how to recognize this issue, and prevent it from happening. Workshop organizer, Aili Johnston, sp... See More
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm 12:20 pm
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm 12:20 pm
Citron Center
All students welcome! Come meet your fellow SAFE members, share updates on our chapters, elect new national officers, and help shape the future of SAFE.
1:10 pm - 1:25 pm 1:10 pm
Pindo C
Join Johnny Stowe, a wildlife biologist and certified yoga instructor, for yoga sessions throughout the conference. There will be no charge for classes; however, donations to the Mike da Luz Scholarship fund would be appreciated and can be made at... See More
1:40 pm - 4:30 pm 1:40 pm
Citron North
  • Joseph J. O'Brien (Speaker) Fire Team Leader, USDA Forest Service, Center for Forest Disturbance Science
In the Fall of 2016, extreme drought conditions coincident with autumn leaf fall in the southern Appalachians led to an outbreak of wildfires not seen in recent memory, including the catastrophic Gatlinburg fire. This session reports on conditions... See More
1:40 pm - 3:20 pm 1:40 pm
Sabal B
Seminal fire science and policy questions will be addressed in talks focusing on the biodiversity associated with large and mixed-severity fires, and discussions about the ecological importance of large wildfires and how to manage for them in huma... See More
1:40 pm - 3:20 pm 1:40 pm
1:40 pm - 3:40 pm 1:40 pm
Citron Center

Authors: Charles Goebel; Ed Brunson

A series of short examples of applied science delivery and adoption will be followed by discussion on lessons learned. Participants are invited to share additional examples of successful fire science application ...
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1:40 pm - 3:40 pm 1:40 pm
Citron Center
  • Jennifer Fawcett (Speaker) Extension Associate, North Carolina State Extension
Members of all Prescribed Fire Councils across the country are invited to this facilitated discussion focused on results from a recent survey of PFC Presidents. This information will be compiled into a report/white paper and/or journal article.
1:40 pm - 3:10 pm 1:40 pm
Sabal A
Future climate change is expected to result in global warming and variable changes in precipitation. Experts from the U.S., Canada, Spain, and Australia will address diverse aspects of the impact of these changes on future fire regimes.
1:40 pm - 3:20 pm 1:40 pm
Sabal C
  • Chris Dunn (Speaker) Research Associate, Oregon State University
Incorporating risk-based science metrics into the pre-fire planning process helps reduce uncertainties, improve safety and efficiency, and align incident response actions with Land and Resource Planning objectives. This session will introduce new ... See More
1:40 pm - 3:40 pm 1:40 pm
1:40 pm - 5:30 pm 1:40 pm
Tangerine 5
Please note, this workshop is only for participants who pre-registered. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and communicate the relationships between basic fire regimes and first order f... See More
4:00 pm - 6:45 pm 4:00 pm
Wednesday, November 29
8:00 am - 9:40 am 8:00 am
9:40 am - 10:10 am 9:40 am
10:10 am - 11:50 am 10:10 am
11:50 am - 1:20 pm 11:50 am
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm 12:45 pm
Pindo C
Join Johnny Stowe, a wildlife biologist and certified yoga instructor, for yoga sessions throughout the conference. There will be no charge for classes; however, donations to the Mike da Luz Scholarship fund would be appreciated and can be made at... See More
1:20 pm - 3:00 pm 1:20 pm
Pindo B
  • Tim Brown (Speaker) Research Professor, Desert Research Institute

Authors: Tamara Wall

This is one of many regional workshops in a drought-fire nexus project for the National Integrated Drought Information System. Focus so far has been on the western U.S.; the AFE conference is an excellent opportunity to gather ...
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1:20 pm - 3:00 pm 1:20 pm
Citron Center
  • Joseph J. O'Brien (Speaker) Fire Team Leader, USDA Forest Service, Center for Forest Disturbance Science
This Fire Circle will expand the discussion initiated during Tuesday’s Southern Appalachian Wildfires of 2016 Special Session.
1:20 pm - 3:00 pm 1:20 pm
Citron Center
  • Craig Goodell (Speaker) Fire Ecologist, PNW USFS and BLM Fire, Fuels & Aviation
Participants will learn how to more fully implement Cohesive Strategy at all stakeholder levels through an interactive "Learning Laboratory" exercise developed around a large 2017 wildfire event. The Fire Circle is open to any participa... See More
1:20 pm - 3:00 pm 1:20 pm
Citron North
  • John Weir (Speaker) Research Associate, Natural Resource Ecology and Management Oklahoma State University
Speakers will provide information about what a prescribed burn association is, what it can do for landowners, agencies and the community, along with how to form and maintain one in your area.
1:20 pm - 2:50 pm 1:20 pm
Sabal A
Future climate change is expected to result in global warming and variable changes in precipitation. Experts from the U.S., Canada, Spain, and Australia will address diverse aspects of the impact of these changes on future fire regimes.
1:20 pm - 2:55 pm 1:20 pm
Sabal B
Three tracks in this Session showcase progress-to-date in implementing these components of the IRFMS: the central, foundational science which supports implementation of the strategy, and field-based examples of IRFMS implementation.
1:20 pm - 3:00 pm 1:20 pm
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  • Cecil Frost (Speaker) Landscape Fire Ecologist, Univ of North Carolina -Chapel Hill
Speakers will begin setting the stage for restoring Fire Integrity over the next 10 to 20 years on lands committed to maintaining a full complement of natural diversity of birds, plants and animals. We need to lay the groundwork for a new plan.
1:20 pm - 3:00 pm 1:20 pm
Sabal E
  • Christopher J. Fettig (Speaker) Research Entomologist and Team Leader, Pacific Southwest Research Station
Two common interactions between bark beetles and wildfire will be reviewed: (1) the effects of fuel reduction treatments and mixed-severity wildfire on bark beetles, and (2) the effects of bark beetle outbreaks and resultant tree mortality on fuel... See More
1:20 pm - 3:00 pm 1:20 pm
1:20 pm - 5:10 pm 1:20 pm
Tangerine 6
  • Duncan Lutes (Speaker) Fire Ecologist, USFS Missoula Fire Lab
FFI is designed to assist managers with collection, storage, and analysis of ecological information. The plot-level monitoring data stored in FFI are useful for assessing the effectiveness of land management activities (e.g., fuels treatments) and... See More
1:20 pm - 5:10 pm 1:20 pm
Pindo A
Please note, this workshop is only for participants who pre-registered. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and communicate the relationships between basic fire regimes and first order f... See More
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 4:55 pm 3:30 pm
Sabal B
Three tracks in this Session showcase progress-to-date in implementing these components of the IRFMS: the central, foundational science which supports implementation of the strategy, and field-based examples of IRFMS implementation.
3:30 pm - 5:10 pm 3:30 pm
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  • Cecil Frost (Speaker) Landscape Fire Ecologist, Univ of North Carolina -Chapel Hill
Speakers will begin setting the stage for restoring Fire Integrity over the next 10 to 20 years on lands committed to maintaining a full complement of natural diversity of birds, plants and animals. We need to lay the groundwork for a new plan.
3:30 pm - 5:10 pm 3:30 pm
Sabal E
  • Christopher J. Fettig (Speaker) Research Entomologist and Team Leader, Pacific Southwest Research Station
Two common interactions between bark beetles and wildfire will be reviewed: (1) the effects of fuel reduction treatments and mixed-severity wildfire on bark beetles, and (2) the effects of bark beetle outbreaks and resultant tree mortality on fuel... See More
3:30 pm - 5:10 pm 3:30 pm
Citron Center
  • Craig Goodell (Speaker) Fire Ecologist, PNW USFS and BLM Fire, Fuels & Aviation
Participants will learn how to more fully implement Cohesive Strategy at all stakeholder levels through an interactive "Learning Laboratory" exercise developed around a large 2017 wildfire event. The Fire Circle is open to any participa... See More
3:30 pm - 5:10 pm 3:30 pm
Citron Center

Authors: Eva Stand; Kobziar

The Fire Circle is open to all students and advisors interested in submitting GRIN proposals. Past reviewers, program leaders, and student recipients will provide insights on the basic requirements and considerations for...
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3:30 pm - 5:10 pm 3:30 pm
Citron North
As communication and education experts, Cooperative Extension is well-positioned to implement a comprehensive fire education strategy at all community levels to maintain human safety and fire safe, resilient landscapes. This session will identify ... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Sabal A
Future climate change is expected to result in global warming and variable changes in precipitation. Experts from the U.S., Canada, Spain, and Australia will address diverse aspects of the impact of these changes on future fire regimes.
3:30 pm - 5:10 pm 3:30 pm
Tangerine 5
STANDFIRE is an open source software, developed in Python and Java, which links the forest growth model (FVS) through a state-of-the-art fuel modeling system (STANDFUELS) to physics-based fire models, providing, for the first time, a pathway for r... See More
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm 5:30 pm
Join your fellow SAFE members at The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve for an evening of casual discussions, fire networking, food, and even a bonfire! Many of The Nature Conservancy’s fire leaders will be present for the event, so ... See More
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 6:00 pm
Pindo C
Join Johnny Stowe, a wildlife biologist and certified yoga instructor, for yoga sessions throughout the conference. There will be no charge for classes; however, donations to the Mike da Luz Scholarship fund would be appreciated and can be made at... See More
Thursday, November 30
6:30 am - 7:15 am 6:30 am
Pindo C
Join Johnny Stowe, a wildlife biologist and certified yoga instructor, for yoga sessions throughout the conference. There will be no charge for classes; however, donations to the Mike da Luz Scholarship fund would be appreciated and can be made at... See More
8:00 am - 9:40 am 8:00 am
Citron Center
  • John Weir (Speaker) Research Associate, Natural Resource Ecology and Management Oklahoma State University
This will be a moderated open discussion following the Prescribed Burn Associations: Landowners Effectively Applying Fire to the Land Special Session.
8:00 am - 9:40 am 8:00 am
Sabal A
  • Claire Belcher (Speaker) Professor (Personal Chair) of Earth System Science and Director of the wildFIRE Lab, wildFIRE Lab, University of Exeter
The Fire Circle will be led by a cross-disciplinary team and discuss the question: Building a Connected Wildfire Community – What are we missing? The debate and routes forward will be captured in a publication that will be submitted to Internatio... See More
8:00 am - 9:40 am 8:00 am
Pindo A
  • Paul Steblein (Speaker) Fire Science Coordinator, DOI US Geological Survey
In two-sessions, we will first identify who provides what science support on wildland fire and how these entities work together and complement each other, and second, the types and consequent value of funded collaborative research.
8:00 am - 9:40 am 8:00 am
Pindo B
  • Mark Kaib (Speaker) Deputy Regional Fire Coordinator, DOI - US Fish and Wildlife Service
This session will provide success stories of partnerships between fire science researchers and fire managers in their efforts to restore the ecological role of fire, strategic management of wildfire and prescribed fire for ecological benefits, and... See More
8:00 am - 9:35 am 8:00 am
Sabal B
Three tracks in this Session showcase progress-to-date in implementing these components of the IRFMS: the central, foundational science which supports implementation of the strategy, and field-based examples of IRFMS implementation.
8:00 am - 9:40 am 8:00 am
Sabal C
Fire management and research findings may be more widely accepted and supported when questions are addressed from multiple viewpoints, incorporating diverse perspectives and a broad suite of solutions. We will present and discuss examples of oppo... See More
8:00 am - 9:40 am 8:00 am
Sabal E
  • Christopher J. Fettig (Speaker) Research Entomologist and Team Leader, Pacific Southwest Research Station
Two common interactions between bark beetles and wildfire will be reviewed: (1) the effects of fuel reduction treatments and mixed-severity wildfire on bark beetles, and (2) the effects of bark beetle outbreaks and resultant tree mortality on fuel... See More
8:00 am - 9:40 am 8:00 am
This special session will highlight the Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) competitive grant program run by the Joint Fire Science Program, past and on-going GRIN supported student research, and close with a panel discussion on the future needs a... See More
8:00 am - 3:00 pm 8:00 am
Tangerine 5
Please note, this workshop is only for participants who pre-registered. Participants will be introduced to IFTDSS—a web-based software and data integration framework that organizes previously existing fire and fuels software applications to make f... See More
8:00 am - 5:10 pm 8:00 am
Tangerine 5
Please note, this workshop is only for participants who pre-registered. Attendees will be gain an introductory understanding of how to use Technosylva’s Wildfire Analyst (WFA) software to meet fire behavior analysis needs. A brief background prese... See More
9:40 am - 10:10 am 9:40 am
10:10 am - 11:50 am 10:10 am
Pindo A
  • Paul Steblein (Speaker) Fire Science Coordinator, DOI US Geological Survey
In two-sessions, we will first identify who provides what science support on wildland fire and how these entities work together and complement each other, and second, the types and consequent value of funded collaborative research.
10:10 am - 11:50 am 10:10 am
Pindo B
  • Mark Kaib (Speaker) Deputy Regional Fire Coordinator, DOI - US Fish and Wildlife Service
This session will provide success stories of partnerships between fire science researchers and fire managers in their efforts to restore the ecological role of fire, strategic management of wildfire and prescribed fire for ecological benefits, and... See More
10:10 am - 11:20 am 10:10 am
Sabal B
Three tracks in this Session showcase progress-to-date in implementing these components of the IRFMS: the central, foundational science which supports implementation of the strategy, and field-based examples of IRFMS implementation.
10:10 am - 11:50 am 10:10 am
Sabal C
Fire management and research findings may be more widely accepted and supported when questions are addressed from multiple viewpoints, incorporating diverse perspectives and a broad suite of solutions. We will present and discuss examples of oppo... See More
10:10 am - 11:50 am 10:10 am
This special session will highlight the Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) competitive grant program run by the Joint Fire Science Program, past and on-going GRIN supported student research, and close with a panel discussion on the future needs a... See More
10:10 am - 11:50 am 10:10 am
Citron Center
  • John Weir (Speaker) Research Associate, Natural Resource Ecology and Management Oklahoma State University
This will be a moderated open discussion following the Prescribed Burn Associations: Landowners Effectively Applying Fire to the Land Special Session.
10:10 am - 11:50 am 10:10 am
Areca
  • Holly Campbell (Speaker) Extension Associate, Southern Regional Extension Forestry
This Fire Circle intends to use an open discussion to collect information and ideas from national fire managers, fire scientists, and educators on ways Extension, education and outreach partners can most effectively promote fire science applicatio... See More
10:10 am - 11:50 am 10:10 am
Sabal E
  • Andrew Hudak (Speaker) Research Forester, US Forest Service
Presentations will focus on long-term vegetation recovery, plant species diversity, tree regeneration, and fuel conditions based on measurements in 15 mixed severity wildfires and supplemental sites distributed across eight states.
10:10 am - 11:50 am 10:10 am
  • J. Kevin Hiers (Speaker) Wildland Fire Scientist, Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy
This session presents recent advances and ideas for the future of prescribed fire science, and lays out a plan for robust research-management partnerships linking both applied and basic questions. Research focused on prescribed fire comprises a un... See More
11:50 am - 1:20 pm 11:50 am
Citron North
Join us as we honor our 2017 award winners. We will be giving out our three Lifetime Achievement Awards, a Student Excellence Award, and more!
1:20 pm - 3:00 pm 1:20 pm
Pindo B
  • Mark Kaib (Speaker) Deputy Regional Fire Coordinator, DOI - US Fish and Wildlife Service
This session will provide success stories of partnerships between fire science researchers and fire managers in their efforts to restore the ecological role of fire, strategic management of wildfire and prescribed fire for ecological benefits, and... See More
1:20 pm - 3:10 pm 1:20 pm
Sabal C
Fire management and research findings may be more widely accepted and supported when questions are addressed from multiple viewpoints, incorporating diverse perspectives and a broad suite of solutions. We will present and discuss examples of oppo... See More
1:20 pm - 3:00 pm 1:20 pm
This special session will highlight the Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) competitive grant program run by the Joint Fire Science Program, past and on-going GRIN supported student research, and close with a panel discussion on the future needs a... See More
1:20 pm - 3:00 pm 1:20 pm
Sabal E
  • Andrew Hudak (Speaker) Research Forester, US Forest Service
Presentations will focus on long-term vegetation recovery, plant species diversity, tree regeneration, and fuel conditions based on measurements in 15 mixed severity wildfires and supplemental sites distributed across eight states.
1:20 pm - 3:00 pm 1:20 pm
  • J. Kevin Hiers (Speaker) Wildland Fire Scientist, Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy
This session presents recent advances and ideas for the future of prescribed fire science, and lays out a plan for robust research-management partnerships linking both applied and basic questions. Research focused on prescribed fire comprises a un... See More
1:20 pm - 3:00 pm 1:20 pm
Sabal A
When the pre-determined conditions are present, fire managers in the Southwest appear to be basing their decision to manage fire for resource benefit on fire science and the needs of the landscape. We will explore the conditions that allow for the... See More
1:20 pm - 5:10 pm 1:20 pm
Pindo A
Please note, this workshop is only for participants who pre-registered. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and communicate the relationships between basic fire regimes and first order f... See More
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:10 pm 3:30 pm
Pindo B
  • Mark Kaib (Speaker) Deputy Regional Fire Coordinator, DOI - US Fish and Wildlife Service
This session will provide success stories of partnerships between fire science researchers and fire managers in their efforts to restore the ecological role of fire, strategic management of wildfire and prescribed fire for ecological benefits, and... See More
3:30 pm - 4:10 pm 3:30 pm
Sabal E
  • Andrew Hudak (Speaker) Research Forester, US Forest Service
Presentations will focus on long-term vegetation recovery, plant species diversity, tree regeneration, and fuel conditions based on measurements in 15 mixed severity wildfires and supplemental sites distributed across eight states.
3:30 pm - 5:10 pm 3:30 pm
  • J. Kevin Hiers (Speaker) Wildland Fire Scientist, Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy
This session presents recent advances and ideas for the future of prescribed fire science, and lays out a plan for robust research-management partnerships linking both applied and basic questions. Research focused on prescribed fire comprises a un... See More
3:30 pm - 5:10 pm 3:30 pm
Sabal A
When the pre-determined conditions are present, fire managers in the Southwest appear to be basing their decision to manage fire for resource benefit on fire science and the needs of the landscape. We will explore the conditions that allow for the... See More
3:30 pm - 5:10 pm 3:30 pm
Citron North
  • Carrie Minerich (Speaker) Graduate Research Assistant, University of Idaho
A panel will discuss career opportunities for students in fire ecology and management.
3:30 pm - 5:10 pm 3:30 pm
Citron Center
This Fire Circle begins with the Workshop on Scientific Integrity in Government and will be open to anyone. Attendees will participate in facilitated small group discussions on protecting scientific integrity, and return to the workshop room for a... See More
3:30 pm - 5:10 pm 3:30 pm
Sabal C
With up to 20 participants in each of two sessions, a BLM Diversity and Inclusion Team will engage and explore further challenges and solutions around creating a diverse and inclusive wildland fire management workforce and work environment. Partic... See More
3:30 pm - 5:10 pm 3:30 pm
Sabal B
Participants will gain a greater understanding of the protections that exist and the resources available to federal government scientists related to the use of science in policymaking. They will examine the different ways that science can be manip... See More
4:10 pm - 5:10 pm 4:10 pm
Sabal E
  • Andrew Hudak (Speaker) Research Forester, US Forest Service
This Fire Circle will follow, and build on discussions from, the Monitoring Vegetation Recovery a Decade Post-Fire in Five Western North American Ecosystems Special Session.
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 6:30 pm
Citron North
You’re invited to join us for our annual AFE members meeting! AFE members are the professionals and students responsible for developing the international fire ecologist and manager certification programs, the higher education in fire ecology recog... See More
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 7:30 pm
Citron North
Less Than Masterpiece Theater returns for a night of flaming flicks. Watch as love triangle meets fire triangle in classic fire scenes from The Forest Ranger, Bambi, Red Skies of Montana, A Fire Called Jeremiah, and The Sundowners, along with cont... See More
Friday, December 1
6:30 am - 7:15 am 6:30 am
Pindo C
Join Johnny Stowe, a wildlife biologist and certified yoga instructor, for yoga sessions throughout the conference. There will be no charge for classes; however, donations to the Mike da Luz Scholarship fund would be appreciated and can be made at... See More
10:20 am - 10:50 am 10:20 am
10:50 am - 12:30 pm 10:50 am
Citron Center
With up to 20 participants in each of two sessions, a BLM Diversity and Inclusion Team will engage and explore further challenges and solutions around creating a diverse and inclusive wildland fire management workforce and work environment. Partic... See More
10:50 am - 12:30 pm 10:50 am
Citron Center
  • Cecil Frost (Speaker) Landscape Fire Ecologist, Univ of North Carolina -Chapel Hill

Authors: Mark Kaib

Participants will discuss two previous Special Sessions led by Frost and Kaib, with the goal of outlining and drafting a position paper on the crisis in perpetuating species diversity and restoring fire integrity to protected lan...
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10:50 am - 12:30 pm 10:50 am
Sabal B
  • Jessica Miesel (Speaker) Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
This session will address research and monitoring studies investigating first- and second-order effects of fire on ecosystems based on direct measurements or indirect estimates of the soil heating process.
10:50 am - 12:30 pm 10:50 am
Sabal C
  • Randy Tate (Speaker) Fort Stewart/Altamaha Longleaf Partnership Coordinator, The Longleaf Alliance
We will highlight the collaborative successes to-date and challenges to come in ALRI’s ambitious goal of restoring 8 million acres of longleaf habitat across the southeast by 2025.
10:50 am - 3:20 pm 10:50 am
Citron North
This workshop consists of entertaining, hands-on activities for teaching students and the general public about the science of wildland fire. The FireWorks curriculum—first published in 2000—is being revised to include new materials that reflect re... See More
10:50 am - 12:30 pm 10:50 am
Sabal F
This workshop will include a summary overview of recent research completed on gender and leadership in wildland fire within the B.C. Wildfire Service (2017). It will facilitate conversation about wildland fire culture, leadership, and gender using... See More
10:50 am - 12:30 pm 10:50 am
Pindo B
  • Dennis David (Speaker) Conservation Programs Advisor, National Wildlife Refuge Association
Participants will become familiar with specific at-risk species occurring on Florida public lands, the characteristics of degraded and restored wetland and ecotone areas relative to at-risk species habitat needs and learn specific management pract... See More
10:50 am - 3:20 pm 10:50 am
Tangerine 5
  • Robert E. Keane (Speaker) Research Ecologist, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences Lab
Please note, this workshop is only for participants who pre-registered. In this workshop, you will learn how to use a new fuel sampling system—the photoload sampling technique—in the field with great accuracy. Participants will be given materials ... See More
12:30 pm - 1:40 pm 12:30 pm
1:20 pm - 1:30 pm 1:20 pm
Pindo C
Join Johnny Stowe, a wildlife biologist and certified yoga instructor, for yoga sessions throughout the conference. There will be no charge for classes; however, donations to the Mike da Luz Scholarship fund would be appreciated and can be made at... See More
1:40 pm - 3:20 pm 1:40 pm
Sabal B
  • Jessica Miesel (Speaker) Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
This session will address research and monitoring studies investigating first- and second-order effects of fire on ecosystems based on direct measurements or indirect estimates of the soil heating process.
1:40 pm - 3:20 pm 1:40 pm
Sabal A
  • Chris Dunn (Speaker) Research Associate, Oregon State University
This Fire Circle will serve as the roundtable discussion for the Quantifying Responder Exposure to Improve Large-fire Response Decisions Special Session preceding it.
1:40 pm - 3:20 pm 1:40 pm
Citron Center
  • Alan Long (Speaker) Administrative Director, Southern Fire Exchange, Tall Timbers Research Station
The Fire Circle will be led by a Southern Fire Exchange staff member as an open discussion focused on asking participants to provide examples and descriptions of the impacts and benefits of the SFE. Fire managers and scientists are invited to drop... See More
1:40 pm - 3:20 pm 1:40 pm
1:40 pm - 3:20 pm 1:40 pm
Sabal C
  • Timothy Ingalsbee (Speaker) Executive Director, Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology (FUSEE)
This specially selected panel of speakers will showcase some of the research works-in-progress of fire ecology and management students from across the country. Indeed, student researchers aim to boldly go where no fire ecologists have gone before!
1:40 pm - 5:30 pm 1:40 pm
Pindo A
Please note, this workshop is only for participants who pre-registered. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and communicate the relationships between basic fire regimes and first order f... See More
3:20 pm - 3:50 pm 3:20 pm
3:50 pm - 5:10 pm 3:50 pm
Sabal B
  • Jessica Miesel (Speaker) Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
This session will address research and monitoring studies investigating first- and second-order effects of fire on ecosystems based on direct measurements or indirect estimates of the soil heating process.
3:50 pm - 5:10 pm 3:50 pm
Sabal C
  • Timothy Ingalsbee (Speaker) Executive Director, Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology (FUSEE)
This specially selected panel of speakers will showcase some of the research works-in-progress of fire ecology and management students from across the country. Indeed, student researchers aim to boldly go where no fire ecologists have gone before!
3:50 pm - 5:30 pm 3:50 pm
Sabal A
  • Claire Belcher (Speaker) Professor (Personal Chair) of Earth System Science and Director of the wildFIRE Lab, wildFIRE Lab, University of Exeter
This Fire Circle will discuss 2 presentations and a poster on ChaRoFlux, authored by Belcher, New, and Grosvenor. The objective is to share ideas with others on the potential value of this new fire severity metric and examine opportunities for new... See More
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