Mojave Desert Fire Ecology Workshop

Presentations from the Mojave Desert Fire Ecology Workshop 2013

Click on links below to access PDF versions of the presentations from the workshop.

Session I: Mojave Desert Fire Ecology

Climate Change: Rick Gill, BYU

– Fire effects on soil processes and soil crusts:  Zach Aanderud, Larry St. Clair, BYU

Climate driven invasive grass-fire cycles: Kevin Horn, BYU
– Video: Landsat 5 imagery of Beaver Dam Wash from 1985 through 2011. Green represents vegetation and red represents recent fire.

– Pollination and plant reproduction in burned Mojave landscapes: Sam St. Clair, BYU; Terry Griswold, USU (coming soon).

What Plants Talk About, PBS Nature program on wild tobacco (Nicotiana attenuata) featuring Dr. Ian Baldwin, Director, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology. The section we discussed begins at about 15:45.

Photos from the Field Tour of the 2005 Fires: discussion of responses and recovery on BLM land.


Session II:  Management and Restoration

Photos from the field workshop: Post-fire ecological monitoring

Plant invasions and red brome control: Phil Allen and Heather Finch, BYU

Plant materials: Matt Robbins and Blair Waldron, Agricultural Research Station, Logan, Utah

Outplantings: Lindsay Chiquoine, UNLV

Landscape Conservation Forecasting: Elaine York, Louis Provencher, The Nature Conservancy
– The complete report: Washington County NCAs LCF Report 2012

– Post-fire management decision making: Mark Brunson, USU

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