Upcoming webinars that are relevant to the southeastern or national fire community are found below. By clicking on the webinar title, you can learn about registration, computer requirements, and continuing education credits (if offered). Most webinar instructions recommend that you connect 15 minutes prior to start time. For a full listing of the webinars being offered by the JFSP Knowledge Exchange Consortia, along with other fire-related webinars and events, visit the
JFSP Events Calendar.
Flammability of eastern oaks and their invaders: the mechanisms of mesophication
Tuesday May 14, 2013; 2:00pm (EDT)
Host: Oak Woodlands and Forests Fire Consortium
Presenter: Dr. Morgan Varner, Assistant Professor of Forestry at Mississippi State University
In this webinar, Dr. Varner will present results from laboratory burning and drying experiments on the flammability of eastern oaks, other hardwoods, and pines. Society of American Foresters and The Wildlife Society continuing education credits are available (1 hour Cat 1).
Quantifying Biomass and Fuels for Non-Forest Lands of the Coterminous US
Tuesday, May 14, 2013; 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Presenters: Dr. Matt Reeves
This webinar will focus on satellite based fuel updating protocol for estimating surface Fire Behavior Fuel Models for U.S. rangelands.
The Inclusion of Wildlife Attributes into Fuel Treatment Planning and Implementation
Wednesday, May 15, 2013; 12:00pm to 1:30pm (EDT)
Host: Northern Rockies Fire Science Network
Presenters: Terrie Jain and Mike Battaglia, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
In this webinar discussion wildlife biologists will identify the concerns and questions that proposals for fuel treatments typically produce. The aim of the discussion is to enhance communication and integration of wildlife elements in fuels planning and implementation.
Mobile Technology, Situational Awareness, and Emergency Response: An Example from Queensland, Australia
Tuesday, May 28, 2013; 5:00pm to 7:00pm EDT
Presenters: Tom Patterson and Mark Wallace
This webinar will describe the use of mobile tech on the incident, how the system developed in Australia, and suggestions for applying similar technology systems in wildfire management in the US.
Southern Blue Ridge Recent Matrix Forest Analyses
Tuesday, June 4, 2013; 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Host: Fire Learning Network, TNC
Will Flatley will present work conducted with Charles Lafon, Henri Grissino-Mayer and Lisa LaForest that characterizes past fire regimes at three sites in Tennessee and North Carolina. Contact Jennifer Lamb by May 29 to register.
Climate Variability and U.S. Forests
Thursday, June 20, 2013; 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Host: Webinar Portal for Forestry and Natural Resources
Presenter: Dave Cleaves, Jim Vose, Mark Megalos
Forest Service climate change advisor Dave Cleaves will give an overview of the Forest Service report “Effects of Climatic Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis for the U.S. Forest.”