The webinars in the upcoming Fall 2011 Series expand on or relate to existing scientific literature. If you would like to expand your background knowledge of the topics presented, then reviewing these papers may be worthwhile before participating. Links to the relevant papers are listed underneath each webinar title below.
“A holistic framework to sustainably manage the wildland-urban interface”
Chris Dicus, California Polytechnic State University
11am PST Monday, September 26th
“Material and Design Considerations for Building in Wildfire Prone Areas”
Steve Quarles, Senior Scientist, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
10am PST Wednesday, October 5th
“Simulating Fire and Forest Dynamics for a Landscape Fuel Treatment Project in the Sierra Nevada”
Brandon M. Collins, US Forest Service, PSW Research Station
2pm PST Thursday, October 6th
“What are the characteristics of resilient forests? A discussion of the mixed conifer forests of the Sierra San Pedro Martir in northern Baja California”
Scott Stephens, UC Berkeley
2pm PST Thursday, October 20th
Stephens, Scott L, Danny L Fry, and Ernesto Franco-Vizcaíno. 2008. Wildfire and Spatial Patterns in Forests in Northwestern Mexico : The United States Wishes It Had Similar Fire Problems. Ecology And Society 13, no. 2: 12.
Stephens, S. L., Fry, D. L., Franco-Vizcaino, E., Collins, B. M., and Moghaddas, J. M. (2007). Coarse woody debris and canopy cover in an old-growth Jeffrey pine-mixed conifer forest from the Sierra San Pedro Martir, Mexico. Forest Ecology and Management, 240(1-3), 87-95.
“GTR 220: Integrating wildlife habitat and forest resilience with fuels reduction - Ecosystem management concepts for mixed-conifer forests”
Malcolm North, UC Davis and US Forest Service PSW Research Station
2pm Thursday, October 27th
North, Malcolm, Peter Stine, Kevin O’Hara, Willian Zielinski, and Scott Stephens. 2009. An ecosystem management strategy for Sierran mixed-conifer forests. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-220. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 49 p.
“Using the California Fire Interval Return Departure (FRID) map metadata: An introduction and demonstration, including challenges to determining reasonable baseline conditions”
Dr. Hugh Safford, Regional Ecologist, US Forest Service, Region 5
2pm Thursday, November 10th
FRID GIS Clearinghouse
Safford, H.D., K. van de Water, and D. Schmidt. 2011. California Fire Return Interval Departure (FRID) map, 2010 version. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region and The Nature Conservancy-California.
Safford, H.D., K. van de Water, and D. Schmidt. 2011. California Fire Return Interval Departure (FRID) map metadata: description of purpose, data sources, database fields, and their calculations. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region and The Nature Conservancy-California.