Field tour on fire history and fire ecology in Yellowstone

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Oct 1, 2015 (All day) to Oct 2, 2015 (All day)

Hosted by the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network, this 2-day tour will stimulate discussion and learning around the following topics: historical fire regimes of Yellowstone, factors that influence post-fire recovery, and potential ecological consequences of increased fire frequency with a warming climate.

This event is designed to create dialogue among scientists and managers and put fire ecology research in the context of real-life limitations and situations that influence decision making and planning.

Researchers and managers who will be participating, include:

  • Diane Abendroth, Fire Ecologist, Teton Interagency Fire
  • Brian Harvey, Postdoc, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Dave McWethy, Research Professor, Montana State University
  • Roy Renkin, Acting Chief, Vegetation and Resource Operations, National Park Service
  • Becky Smith, Fire Ecologist, Yellowstone National Park
  • Monica Turner, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Cathy Whitlock, Professor, Montana State University

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