October 29 Webinar: Predicting Long-Term Effects of Wildfires for Carbon Stocks

I think I figured this out — the real pain in the Zork has been connecting all of the links. Thanks to Dr. Mike Wood for this announcement (no idea about the CONUS or MODIS, though):

(NOTE: pushed back from Oct. 22nd)        <http://www.fs.fed.us/research/landscape-science/>

Predicting long-term wildfire effects across complex landscapes.

Steve Norman<http://www.forestthreats.org/about/who-we-are/asheville-team/bios/steve-norman> – Research Ecologist, U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station<http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/>
USFS Spatial Data Spotlight*:

Ty Wilson<http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/people/wilson>
USFS Northern Research Station

Raster Maps of FIA Survey Data:
Forest Carbon Stocks<http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2013-0004>
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Tree Species Basal Area<http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2013-0013>
250 m grid, CONUS

Tune in to learn more!

*Repeated by request due to technical problems in Sept. webinar

ABSTRACT
Wildfires may provide an efficient means to maintain or restore some aspects of fire-adapted landscapes. Yet with the added influence of invasive species and climate change, wildfires may also facilitate or accelerate undesired type conversions. This talk presents a framework for integrating cross-jurisdictional, landscape-scale monitoring and prediction with management objectives using measures of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) from MODIS imagery. Measures are both fire and recovery sensitive to contextualize short or long-term change with respect to any actual, potential, or idealized pre-wildfire baseline or desired future condition. This integrative, coarse-filter approach provides land managers with planning tools for efficiently recognizing and prioritizing problems in disturbance-prone landscapes, whether or not they have recently burned.

WHEN?
Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 2pm Eastern (pushed back from Oct. 22).  Steve will present for 30 minutes, followed by Q&A.  Agenda items listed to the left will comprise the balance of time.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
Federal, state & local land managers; federal and university landscape science and fire researchers; national forest climate change coordinators; GIS & remote sensing application specialists; NGO representatives, land use planners and other interested citizens.

WEBINAR CONNECTION DETAILS
Click here to JOIN THE MEETING<https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usda/join?id=MDF46F&role=attend&pw=b_6dSW%40.p> up to 30 minutes prior.  Audio is exclusively via phone: 1-888-858-2144, passcode 1418655.  Live captioning here<http://www.fedrcc.us/Enter.aspx?EventID=2241699&CustomerID=321>.  First time users please log in early.  Troubleshoot here<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cfZo7MnB6qg7-FSjNBrUG1-m4qdMaeDtqTkFzEQEFzE/edit?usp=sharing&pli=1>.

Occurring monthly on a Tuesday at 1 pm EST – Users may join up to 30 minutes prior to the start of each webinar.  Audio is always via conference line (888.858.2144, passcode 1418655). A detailed flyer with an abstract will be sent for each monthly talk (as above).

Sponsored by U.S. Forest Service, Research & Development<http://www.fs.fed.us/research/landscape-science/>.  Contact:  Amy Daniels<mailto:adaniels02@fs.fed.us>.

Forest Service Landscape Science<http://www.fs.fed.us/research/landscape-science/> cuts across research disciplines and organizational divisions to understand the drivers and implications of landscape change across land ownerships; to produce spatial data and models that evaluate management alternatives; and to highlight when, where and how partnerships are indispensable to achieving shared land management objectives.

2 Comments

  1. Mike: This was a good test of my posting skills, as well as a test of regular Commenters’ capabilities of posting on this blog when Sharon is on an occasional and well-deserved hiatus. I think we mostly did okay, but we were a week early, and the post could have been improved with some kind of illustration, and/or some better placed and/or better worded sub-titles.

    Because this is for October 29, let’s re-post this on October 28, and you give me exacting details on how you’d like the post to look, and I’ll do my best to try and achieve your formatting. The more provocative the illustration and/or title will probably be proportionate to the effort I give this. That’s my bias, just so you know.

  2. Mike: Well, I totally forgot to re-post on October 28, but I am curious whether you or any of the blog’s other commenters participated in this webinar. If so, I’d be very interested — and I’m sure others would be, too — in what your thoughts were, both in regards to what was learned, an in the communications technology that was being used. Any reviews of this event?

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