Webinar Thursday October 18
Fire Effects on the Highly Invasive
Dr. Noel Pavlovic
USGS Biological Resources Division
and Dr. Stacey Leicht-Young
University of Rhode Island
2:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Central
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Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)
is a highly invasive liana (woody vine) that occurs throughout the Eastern United States. This twining plant can blanket and girdle adjacent vegetation, affecting succession and damaging trees. In areas where prescribed fire is a management tool, the response of Oriental bittersweet to fire needs to be quantified, rather than relying on anecdotal evidence. Currently, in areas already infested with this species, there are no strategies for prioritizing the efficacy of pre- or post- fire treatments on Oriental bittersweet.
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Joint Fire Science Program
2013 Funding Opportunity
Application Period Open Through November 16
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Proceedings of the 4th Fire in
Eastern Oak Forests Conference
Now Available Online:
14 full-length papers and 40 abstracts of posters that were presented at the 4th Fire in Eastern Oak Forests conference, held in Springfield, MO, May 17-19, 2011.
Lake States Fire Science Consortium
Intern Program - Request for Proposals
Deadline October 31
LSFSC requests proposals to fund research internships that address relevant fire science and management issues associated with fire-dependent ecosystems of the Lake States region.
For more information: http://lakestatesfiresci.net/docs/Intern_final.pdf
Oct 16-17 Prescribed Fire and Timber Quality Workshop, Poplar Bluff MO
Oct 17 Field Tour: Cut River Garlic Mustard - Fire Use & Invasives Control, Mackinac Cty MI
Oct 18 Webinar: Fire Effects on the Highly Invasive Oriental Bittersweet
Oct 26 Symposium: Research-based Answers to Burning Questions about the Ecology of Prescribed Fires: When, Where, Why? Glencoe IL
Oct 29-31 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference, La Crosse WI
Jan 17 Michigan Rx Fire Council Annual Meeting, East Lansing MI
Jan 18-19 The Science, Practice and Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference, East Lansing MI
Jan 29-31 Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Regional Fire Conference, Dubuque IA