Video & Webinars
Panel Discussion Series
The Northern Research Station and partners use video and webinars to bring you the best available science.
Rooted in Research
Rooted in Research is the Northern Research Station's science delivery platform, with events and products tailored to natural resource professionals, partners, collaborators, and engaged citizens throughout the Northeast and Midwest.
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.
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.
Save the Date
- Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:30 – 1:30 PM EST
- Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:30 – 1:30 PM EDT
Presented by the Northern Research Station and the Fire Science Exchange Network
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
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.