Fire regimes of quaking aspen in the mountain west: Presentation PDF

Presented at the Aspen Restoration and Ecology Workshop, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 2014.
The 5 objectives of this presentation are:
1. Provide a brief overview of aspen fire ecology 2. Discuss methods to understand reconstruct fire regimes 3. Synthesize existing research literature that pertains to estimating aspen fire regimes in the Mountain West (U.S.) 4. Suggest a conceptual classification framework for aspen fire regimes in the Mountain West 5. Identify key knowledge gaps and research needs (incl. climate change)

Presenter: Douglas Shinneman
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Lake Tahoe aspen education: Presentation PDF

Presented at the Aspen Restoration and Ecology Workshop, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 2014.
Presenter Joy Barney is the Conservation Education Program Specialist for the Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit. In this presentation, she discusses the diverse education programs done through unit and key points for running a successful education program. 

Presenter:  Joy Barney
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Education in Chaparral: Recorded Presentation

Presented at the 2nd Annual Southern Chaparral Symposium, 2015.
This presentation discusses the educational campaign to share the "5 truths of chaparral" through awareness, curiosity, and shared learning.

Presenter: Rick Halsey
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Recreation and Chaparral: Ecosystem Services, Values & Future Sustainability: Recorded Presentation

Presented at the 2nd Annual Southern Chaparral Symposium, 2015.
The benefits and drawbacks of recreation in chaparral ecosystems are evaluated in this presentation. Social and environmental considerations are discussed and recreation-use survey results on the National and Angeles National Forests are presented. 

Presenter: Pat Winter
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Carbon sequestration and cycling: Recorded Presentation

Presented at the 2nd Annual Southern Chaparral Symposium, 2015. 
This presentation explains the basics of carbon sequestration  in  drylands and Mediterranean ecosystems in addition to a basic overview of the carbon cycle. A major question discussed is  "what influences rates of emission and organization of soil carbon?"  

Presenter: Darrell Jenerette

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Erosion and Physical Ecosystem Services in Chaparral: Recorded Presentation

Presented at the 2nd Annual Southern Chaparral Symposium, 2015. This presentation covers a wide range of potential impacts and considerations for erosion in chaparral ecosystems. Topics include hill and stream erosion processes, post-fire erosion and impacts to ecosystem services caused by erosion. 

Presenter: Pete Wohlgemuth


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Water quality and quantity in chaparral region streams: Recorded Presentation

Presented at the 2nd Annual Southern Chaparral Symposium, 2015. Watersheds in chaparral regions have many potential impacts from events like fire, climate, human-use, and invasive species. These impacts are explained in detail in this presentation and opportunities to address them are presented. 

Presenter: Chris Solek
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Flood control and sediment regulation: Recorded Presentation

Presented at the 2nd Annual Southern Chaparral Symposium, 2015. This presentation discusses the basics of flood control and sedimentation with an emphasis on how fire influences these processes. Images and examples of projects are included to showcase the possible actions and impacts. 

Presenter: Keith Lilley
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Animal diversity in chaparral: Recorded Presentation

Presented at the 2nd Annual Southern Chaparral Symposium, 2015. Shurblands like chaparral support (either directly or indirectly) numerous animal species. This presentation discusses the diversity of shurbland ecosystems, challenges to biodiversity, and has numerous photographic examples of animal diversity. 

Presenter: Megan Jennings

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Trends and factors in chaparral landscape conversion: Recorded Presentation

Presented at the 2nd Annual Southern Chaparral Symposium, 2015. This presentation discusses the direct and indirect drivers that are threatening chaparral landscapes in Southern California. 

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Human relationships with chaparral since Euroamerican settlement: Presentation

This visual presentation goes through the historical relationships between Euroamericans and chaparral to provide background for our current relationship with this ecosystem.

Presenter: Char Miller, presented at the 2nd annual southern Chaparral Symposium 2015.

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What are the issues: Biological Considerations: Presentation PDF

Presentation from the June 2013 Chaparral Restoration Workshop in Arcadia, CA. This presentation outlines the basic ecology of chaparral and demonstrates how the disturbances of fire, drought, and freezing (among others) influence this unique ecosystem. 

Presenter: Stephen Davis, Pepperdine University. Presentation from the June 2013 Chaparral Restoration Workshop in Arcadia, CA. 
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The Role of Fire and Fuels Management in Chaparral Restoration: Presentation PDF

Presentation from the June 2013 Chaparral Restoration Workshop in Arcadia, CA.  Is there a role for fuels management in chaparral restoration? The trade-offs to this question and recommendations for this answer are explored in this presentation. 

Presenter: Alexandra D. Syphard, Conservation Biology Institute; Tess Brennan and Jon E. Keeley, USGS Western Ecological Research Center.  
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