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Understanding how fire and other disturbances affect ecosystem health and resiliency is critically important for land managers and for society as a whole.
Our research centers on three related areas of interest to:
Although Fire Ecology is a primary focus, our research is shaped by the disciplines of Landscape Ecology, Restoration Ecology, and Conservation Biology and is applied across a variety of forest, woodland, and shrubland ecosystems in numerous North American locations. Our research projects typically encompass broad temporal and spatial scales, and we use a wide-variety of tools, including traditional vegetation sampling techniques, dendrochronology, GIS, statistical analysis, and ecosystem modeling.
Specific research topics include Disturbance History in Natural Communities, Role of Fire and Fuels in Ecological Restoration, and Modeling Disturbance and Ecosystem Change at Landscape Scales.
Doug Shinneman - Supervisory Research Fire Ecologist
Susan McIlroy - Ecologist, 208-426-5218, email@example.com
Kaitlin Maguire - Ecologist, 208-426-2892, firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Themes of the FRESC Fire Ecology in Dynamic Ecosystems Team are highlighted below.
Below are news stories associated with this project.
Linear fuel breaks have long been used to help suppress fire in the Great Basin, and thousands of miles of new fuel breaks may be constructed in...