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The first TREX's (Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges) in California has been announced and more will be added to this page in the future. See attached flyers for more information, contact points, and how to apply.Read More
The University of California, Center for Fire Research and Outreach has put together a great list of resources for before, during, and after a wildfire event. We hope these will be of help to anyone who is concerned with a future wildfire risk or to those who have been affected by the fire events.Read More
Two related studies in the Sierra Nevada are showing the connection between restoring fire and a more resilient watershed. Read more about fire, healthy forests, and water in the below briefs:Read More
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) has a new UC peer-reviewed publication on what private forest landowners can do after a wildfire. This guide explains fire effects, post-fire management concerns, and has numerous resources to assist you with your fire recovery.
Overall, the results of this study add support to the existing theory that diverse fire increases biodiversity in certain ecosystems. Specifically, this study showed that higher diversity of fire severity patterns within a fire lead to more bird diversity, especially in the fire prone semi-arid forests of the Sierra Nevada.Read More
These research bibliographies databases cover topics relevant to the central and southern California and other Mediterranean ecosystems worldwide. The master bibliography has over 25,000 references as of December 2015.
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This region has over a hundred research briefs. The below are publication lists of all Central and Southern California region-related briefs. They include the title of each brief with the original reference (i.e. a journal article citation).Read More
In northern, southern, coastal, and interior California, examples exist of paired sibling Arctostaphylos subspecies exhibiting two alternate life strategies for surviving disturbance: resprouting and obligate seeding. This is a wonderful opportunity to observe how natural selection might favor one life strategy type over another, particularly in “an era of rapid climate change."Read More
Research brief based on:
Abella, S.R., L.P. Chiquoine, E.C. Engel, K.E. Kleinick, F.S. Edwards. 2015. Enhancing quality of desert tortoise habitat: augmenting native forage and cover plants. Journal of Fish and Management 6: 278-289. doi: 10.3996/022015-JFWM-013
New California Fire Science Consortium website
This regional Fire Science Exchange is one of 15 regional fire science exchanges sponsored by Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP).
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