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Phenology of Fire: Listening to the Plants and Animals

PANEL DISCUSSION: Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET

Season of fire. Opening the burn window. Both of these focus on one of the elements that make up a fire regime – frequency, intensity/severity, extent/scale, and seasonality. Decades of spring-and/or autumn-centric fire can cause a site or landscape to respond very differently than when burned repeatedly across all flammable seasons. Summer burns can produce differing fire effects including increased species richness averages, biomass, and stem counts (especially forbs), and breaking up the plant species dominance resulting from dormant season burn windows. Our panelists will bring fresh voices to how we can learn from listening to our fire-dependent plants and animals and let the fire effects lead us toward desired outcomes.

This panel discussion has been approved for 1.5 Category 1 CFE's by the Society of American Foresters.


Photo Credit: Jack McGowan-Stinski, Lake States Fire Science Consortium

This event is part of a series:

Fueling Collaboration - Season 4

A series of interactive panel discussions designed to connect fire managers and researchers. Each discussion will be built on questions from the registered attendees. We're working to bring people together to discuss, explore, and address the latest fire science and fire management issues across the eastern United States.

Event Details

Jan 18 2024, 9 - 10am
Virtual Event
Presenter(s): Brian Sturtevant, Mary Parr, Tyler Briggs Briggs, Todd Aschenbach, Donald L. Hagan