This panel discussion will explore the dynamic role that fire plays in soil nutrient cycling, carbon dynamics, and other ecosystem processes.Continue Reading
This is a Pre-Announcement Notice. The Northern Research Station (NRS) plans to advertise the following position soon. Please circulate this outreach notice to as many potential candidates as possible; we are seeking a diverse pool of qualified applicants, and therefore especially encourage applications by groups under-represented in science and in the US Forest Service. The online outreach notice can be found at this link: https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/?id=B868C1BF6C7848AFAADF6AD33B2F8C3C.
Information on the vacancy announcement will be posted at this link at a later date, as well as being sent to all who respond to this pre-announcement notice. If you would like to be notified of the vacancy please respond to the online outreach link above, or send the optional form at the end of this document to Warren E. Heilman, firstname.lastname@example.org.Continue Reading
Longleaf pine forest conservation and restoration are critical priorities for protecting threatened and endangered species, and can also benefit landowners interested in improving game habitat. Restoring and managing frequent-fire longleaf pine may also benefit water yield, or the quantity of rainfall that makes it into streams, rivers, and groundwater. This webinar will summarize evidence that fire-managed longleaf pine forests consume less water than other forest types in the southeast, and has potential to improve water yield in southeastern watersheds. Potential tradeoffs of longleaf pine management for water yield, such as reduced carbon sequestration, will be presented. Balancing carbon and water benefits will be discussed in the context of the latest available science on forest carbon and water, and the relative value of these important ecosystem services at local, national, and global scales.Continue Reading
A new short course, curated by Michigan State University’s Forest Carbon and Climate Program, will develop foundational knowledge in the relationship between climate regulation, forests, and forest carbon. In five modules, the course covers the 1) Carbon Cycle and Storage, 2) Humans, the Global Carbon Cycle, and Terrestrial Sinks, 3) Forest Ecosystems and Carbon Storage, 4) Forest Ecosystem Carbon Pools and Fluxes, and 5) Disturbances and their Carbon Impact. Each module will outline its respective learning objectives. Course content will include recorded presentations, links to online resources, and recommended reading.
|Date:||January 26, 2021, Available at 8:30 AM ET / 5:30 AM PT|
|Duration:||Six weeks, self-paced|
|Fee:||$175 for SAF Members; $220 for Nonmembers|
|CFEs:||3.5 CFEs in Category 1|
The recording of the SFE webinar on Importance of Management for Stabilizing Long-Term Carbon Under Extreme Fire Weather is now available on the SFE YouTube channel. Originally recorded on November 5, 2020, the webinar addresses how future extreme fire weather may alter future fire conditions, and how to spatially optimize prescribed fire and timber harvest to manage wildfire risk.Continue Reading
Presenter: Neal Flanagan, Ph.D., Duke University
Severe wildfires can cause smoldering ground fires that oxidize entire carbon stores and threaten peatlands around the globe. However, low‐severity surface fires can physically protect soil organic matter by thermally altering surface carbon chemistry, thus creating a slower cycling carbon pool that positively affects long‐term carbon balances in peatlands worldwide.Continue Reading