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 Fueling Collaboration

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:30 – 1:30 PM EST

Michael Gallagher

Dr. Michael R. Gallagher, Research Ecologist
Ticks are a critical vector of infectious diseases to humans. Anecdotal evidence suggests that controlled burning once was thought to be an important control of ticks in the eastern United States. Over the past 100+ years, the “fire suppression” era has marked a substantial loss of prescribed fire in many eastern forests, while at the same time many other factors have marked the rise of tick populations. Given what we now know about tick ecology and fire effects, it is plausible that fire could sustain reductions in ticks. New research by the Northern Research Station compares tick populations between burned and unburned pine. Results demonstrate important linkages between tick populations and fire frequency and severity that may reduce habitat quality for ticks.

Nicholas Skowronski

Dr. Nick Skowronski, Research Forester
Current quantitative fuel loading and fire effects methods are time-intensive, expensive, do not adequately describe forest structure, and are not repeatable. Northern Research Station scientists are working to develop and validate a simple field protocol for collecting Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) data and an automated processing routine for the estimation of pre- and post- fire 3-D fuel and fire effects variables.

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  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:30 – 1:30 PM EST
  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:30 – 1:30 PM EDT

Fueling Collaboration

Presented by the Northern Research Station and the Fire Science Exchange Network

A triangle with the words Communication, Connection, and Knowledge on each of the sides

A series of interactive panel discussions designed to encourage collaboration between fire managers and researchers. This discussion series will be built on questions from the registered attendees.

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Recorded Webinars

Urban Forest Connections

The Forest Service's Urban Forest Connections webinar series brings experts together to discuss the latest science, practice, and policy on urban forestry and the environment. These webinars are open to all.


Healthy Trees Healthy Cities Training Videos

Healthy Trees Healthy Cities Training Videos

View the training videos for the Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities (HTHC) app.

Forestry for the Long Term: Lessons in Sustainability from Maine's Penobscot Experimental Forest

Penobscot Experimental Forest

This video highlights silvicultural research on the Penobscot Experimental Forest, focusing on shelterwood, single-tree selection, diameter limit cutting, exploitive harvest, and ecological forestry. The video was produced through a partnership with the University of Maine.

For more videos, visit the Forest Service YouTube channel.