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Fire AFEx Talks

New to the program for the 2017 Fire Congress, we will have a special plenary session on Wednesday morning, November 29, for Fire AFEx Talks. These 15-minute presentations will be compelling and engaging talks that focus on key ideas and issues related to a variety of fire topics. Click here to see Fire AFEx speaker bios and abstracts.

Maintaining the Air That We Breathe: Why We Need to Understand Long-Term Fire-Feedbacks to The Earth System to Manage Our Future
Presenter: Claire M. Belcher, Associate Professor of Earth System Science, wildFIRE Lab, University of Exeter, UK
Wave of Fire: The Historical Signal of New World Colonization and Settlement
Presenter: Michael Stambaugh, Associate Research Professor, University of Missouri
Fire-Ties that Bind: The Rekindling of Prescribed Fire Culture in North America
Presenter: Johnny P. Stowe, Heritage Preserve Manager, South Carolina Dept Natural Resources
Building a Fire Program That Sustains Ecosystems: Reflections on Twenty Years of Building a Fire Program in Florida
Presenter: Steven R. Miller, Chief, Land Resources Bureau, St Johns River Water Management District, Florida
The Wildland-Urban Interface in the Southeastern United States: Lessons from Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Presenter: Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Burn Severity: Where, Why, So What?
Presenter: Penny Morgan, Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow
Developing Prescribed Fire and Improving the Practice: Meeting Fire Challenges of the Future
Presenter: J. Morgan Varner, Research Scientist & Team Leader, USDA Forest Service Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab
Fire Narratives: Are Any Accurate?
Presenter: Sarah M. McCaffrey, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Reform Fire and Forest Policy to Emphasize Resilient Forests Long-Term
Presenter: Scott Stephens, Professor of Fire Science, University of California, Berkeley
Confessions of a Pyromantic or How I Learned to Stop Warring and Love Wild Fire
Presenter: Timothy Ingalsbee, Executive Director, Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology (FUSEE)