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Campus Community Invited to Weekly Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences Seminar

January 12, 2016

The University of Idaho community is invited to participate in the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences weekly seminar series. The seminars are held from 8:30-9:20 a.m. Wednesdays, with open discussion from 9:30-10:20 a.m. in CNR 203A. The seminars include a 30-minute presentation, followed by a 20-minute discussion period.

UI students, faculty, staff and the community are welcome to attend these seminars. For more information, contact coordinator Anthony S. Davis at or (208) 885-7211.

This semester’s seminar topics and dates are:

  • Jan. 13: Addressing challenges in restoration in the Middle East, Anthony S. Davis, UI

  • Jan. 20: Effects of forest management on the nutritional ecology of deer and elk, Lisa Shipley, WSU

  • Jan. 27: Research challenges of recent forest dieoffs, Jeff Hicke, UI

  • Feb. 3: Hot legal topics in natural resource, Debra Ellers, UI

  • Feb. 10: Reinventing traditional wood composites with innovative recycled materials, Karl Englund, WSU

  • Feb. 17: Adapting forests to climate change with forest vegetation management, Andrew Nelson, UI

  • Feb. 24: Wood to Wing - Envisioning supply chains for converting forest residuals to aviation biofuels, Michael Wolcott, WSU

  • March 2: Understanding belowground processes using wood decomposition rates, Deborah Page-Dumroese, USDA Forest Service

  • March 9: Sagebrush and fire: The good, the bad and why we should care, April Huelt, UI

  • March 23: Conservation investments in the Northwest, Aaron Paul, The Nature Conservancy

  • March 30:The frequency in the flames: Acoustic impulse events generated by wildland fire fuels, Kara Yedinak, UI

  • April 6: Flammability in North American forests and woodlands: Implications for restoring and managing fire-prone ecosystems, Morgan Varner, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • April 13: Practical applications of contemporary evolution: finding the most promising seed sources for restoration in the Great Basin, Elizabeth Leger, University of Nevada, Reno

  • April 20: Shaking hands with Vulcan: Using fire to restore forests, Leda Kobziar, UI

  • April 27: Wildlife responses to bark beetle epidemics: assessments and predictions for post-disturbance forests, Tracey Johnson, UI

  • May 4: Payments for Restoration and Ecosystem Services (PRES): Generating forest carbon offsets from forest restoration on public lands, Spencer Plumb, UI

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