Fire-fueling fungi | #40
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by Dr. Marcus Lashley & Dr. Carolina Baruzzi
6d ago
Dr. Ben Sikes, Associate Professor of Microbial Ecology at the University of Kansas, joins us to shed light on the fascinating relationships between fungi and fire. Learn of the interconnection between plants created by mycorrhizal networks (AKA the “wood wide web”), how fire regimes drive changes in fungal communities, the mechanisms of carrying out fungal research, and much more.   Bond, W. J., & Keeley, J. E. (2005). Fire as a global ‘herbivore’: the ecology and evolution of flammable ecosystems. Trends in ecology & evolution, 20(7), 387-394. Hopkins, J. R., et al. (2021 ..read more
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Fire in the herblands | #39
Fire University
by Dr. Marcus Lashley & Dr. Carolina Baruzzi
2w ago
Carolina and Marcus sit down with Ciera Rhodes of Quail Forever to discuss the importance of using fire when managing for gamebirds, programs and agencies available to assist landowners with management practices and funding, and best fire practices for maximizing quail on your property.   Resources: NRCS EQIP Quail Forever   Dr. Carolina Baruzzi (wildlandmgmt) (Academic Profile) Dr. Marcus Lashley (DrDisturbance) (Academic Profile)   Have suggestions for future episodes? Send us your feedback! (here) Check out our newest podcast, Wild Turkey Science! Enroll now in our fr ..read more
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Canadian wildfires | #38
Fire University
by Dr. Marcus Lashley & Dr. Carolina Baruzzi
2w ago
Dr. Anthony Taylor, Associate Professor of Forest Management at the University of New Brunswick, joins Carolina to discuss the Canadian wildfires, the implications of climate change on our ecological and human communities, and what tools can help mitigate these effects moving forward.   Resources: Wang, J., Taylor, A. R., & D’Orangeville, L. (2023). Warming-induced tree growth may help offset increasing disturbance across the Canadian boreal forest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120(2), e2212780120.   Dr. Anthony Taylor (website) (Academic Profile) Dr. Caro ..read more
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Finding fires lightning fast | #37
Fire University
by Dr. Marcus Lashley & Dr. Carolina Baruzzi
2w ago
Dr. Istvan Kereszy joins Marcus and Carolina to discuss his company: Fire Neural Network. Learn how artificial intelligence is used to detect high-risk lightning, how it is currently being applied to fight wildfires across the globe, and how we can continue to benefit from this technology moving forward.   Dr. Istvan Kereszy  (info@fireneuralnetwork.com) Fire Neural Network (https://www.fireneuralnetwork.com/) UF Article (https://news.ufl.edu/2023/04/fire-neural-network/)   Dr. Carolina Baruzzi (wildlandmgmt) (Academic Profile) Dr. Marcus Lashley (DrDisturbance) (Academic Profil ..read more
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Introducing co-host of Fire University | #36
Fire University
by Dr. Marcus Lashley & Dr. Carolina Baruzzi
2w ago
We welcome Dr. Carolina Baruzzi, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology & Management at the University of Florida, who joins Marcus as our new co-host of Fire University! Hear about their previous work together, Dr. Baruzzi’s research interests, and their ideas for the series moving forward.  Resources from the episode: Baruzzi, C., et al. "The pyrogenic bunchgrass Aristida beyrichiana is negatively affected by soil biota when planted outside of its home soil." Plant and Soil (2022): 1-10. Nichols, Rainer A., et al. "Alter fire timing to recouple forage nutrients with herbivore n ..read more
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Fire coordination and education | #35
Fire University
by Dr. Marcus Lashley & Dr. Carolina Baruzzi
2w ago
Marcus is joined by Jenn Fawcett, Extension Associate & SERPPAS Prescribed Fire Work Group Coordinator for NC State University. Join as they discuss the various avenues of education and coordination available to landowners across the southeast wanting to get fire on their land.  Resources from the episode: https://kstate.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=3eacaaf1a3514d3da2e5215b5dd55f9b https://sites.cnr.ncsu.edu/southeast-fire-update/prescribed-burn-associations// https://www.frames.gov/catalog/21218  Dr. Marcus Lashley- @DrDisturbance  Check out our n ..read more
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#34 | Outreach programs in fire science, ft. Laurel Kays
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by Dr. Marcus Lashley & Dr. Carolina Baruzzi
2w ago
Marcus is joined by Laurel Kays, Fire Learning Network Manager of The Nature Conservancy. Learn of the programs and networking support in which fire professionals are helping landowners to understand and navigate getting fire on their lands. Resources from the episode: Fire Learning Network Project Firehawk: Decolonizing Prescribed Fire A Pessimist’s Guide to Optimal Hope  Dr. Sarah McCaffrey on Effective Communication about Wildfire Management: Observations from 20 years of fire social science research Laurel Kays Dr. Marcus Lashley- @DrDisturbance    Enroll now in our free ..read more
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#33 | Ecosystem services of fire, ft. Dr. Kevin Robertson
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by Dr. Marcus Lashley & Dr. Carolina Baruzzi
2w ago
Dr. Marcus Lashley is joined by Dr. Kevin Robertson, Fire Ecology Research Scientist at Tall Timbers Research Station. Listen as they discuss Dr. Robertson’s recent research assessing how fire affects the restoration of pine savannas over a 100 year period. Research study discussed: Pine savanna restoration on agricultural landscapes: The path back to native savanna ecosystem services Dr. Kevin Robertson Dr. Marcus Lashley- @DrDisturbance  Enroll now in our free fire course. This podcast is supported by listener donations - thank you for being a part of this effort. For more information ..read more
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#32 | Bighorn sheep and fire heterogeneity, ft. Dr. Victoria Donovan
Fire University
by Dr. Marcus Lashley & Dr. Carolina Baruzzi
2w ago
In this episode of Fire University, Marcus chats with Dr. Victoria Donovan, Assistant Professor of Forest Management at the University of Florida. Join as they discuss her past research understanding the roles of fire dynamics across plant and animal communities, as well as future research programs to continue understanding how fire shapes communities within spatio-temporal scales. Dr. Victoria Donovan The Donovan Lab victoria.donovan@ufl.edu    Dr. Marcus Lashley  - @DrDisturbance - @ufdeerlab  Enroll now in our free wildland fire course. Available to all! This podcast is ..read more
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#31 | A conversation with fire experts from all over the U.S.
Fire University
by Dr. Marcus Lashley & Dr. Carolina Baruzzi
2w ago
Earlier this year, we created an online Fire Training Course to teach and train participants on how to use prescribed fire to reach land management objectives. We had fire experts join a panel discussion to answer questions and share their knowledge on the fundamentals of implementing fire and connecting with fire communities. This episode is that panel discussion. The Fire Training Course remains open, free, and available to all:  https://bit.ly/RxFireTraining This podcast is supported by listener donations - thank you for being a part of this effort. For more information, follow us on I ..read more
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