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Post-fire conifer regeneration in ponderosa pine forests of the southern Rocky Mountains, USA

This webinar is part of Utah State University's Learn at Lunch Webinar Series: 

Marin Chambers, Research Associate with the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute will be presenting her research on post-fire conifer regeneration. Wildfires in the southern Rocky Mountain region have increased in size, frequency, and severity over the past three decades, but forest recovery following high severity wildfire events is uncertain in this region. The presenters studied conifer regeneration in 11 fires in Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming in unburned, low-to-moderately burned, and severely burned areas. Their preliminary findings indicate that conifer regeneration is occurring in high severity burn areas across the southern Rockies region, but at low densities, particularly in comparison to unburned and low-to-moderate severity burn areas. Preliminary results also indicate that distance from surviving forest and climatic water deficit are influencing conifer regeneration within high severity burn areas.
This webinar is co-sponsored by the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network.

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