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Webinar: Ecology of fuels

  • November 17th 1PM to 2PM Eastern

Presented by Dr. Joe O'Brien of the Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Dr. Joe O'Brien hails from the Southern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service and has extensive experience in monitoring and analyzing prescribed fire effects. In this webinar, he will focus on fuels as one of the three elements that sustain fire and highlight the complex relationships linking forest structure, fuels and fire. These relationships are frequently underappreciated and oversimplified in the wildland fire community. Fuels provide a common ground linking the fire operations community, foresters and ecologists, and can act as a bridge among these communities. A more sophisticated understanding and appreciation of fuel variability as driven by forest structure is useful for improving fire management across varied ecosystems. Don't miss this informative presentation!

Joseph O'Brien
Research Ecologist

320 Green Street
Athens, GA 30602-2044
Phone: 706-559-4336
jjobrien@fs.fed.us