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*:
USFS Northern Research Station
Tune in to learn more!
*Repeated by request due to technical problems in Sept. webinar
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.
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).
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.