For our Winter 2021 meetings (Jan, Feb, March) we are discussing fire. The 2020 fire season will leave its mark on ecosystems of the western Cascade Mountains, inside and outside the boundaries of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest and LTER site. Our history of fire-related research and long-term inquiry contribute to our existing knowledge of fire in the region and provide us a unique opportunity to understand the consequences of these large fires on our complex mountain landscape. With these talks we hope to spark further discussions among the research community.
" Pyrogeography, fire refugia, and fire in ecosystems of the PNW: concepts and connections " presented by Meg A. Krawchuk, Associate Professor, Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University
“Standing on the shoulders of giants: advancing knowledge of fire in Westside forests” presented by Matthew J. Reilly, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service PNW
Announcements and Reminders:
- The National Science Foundation officially awarded the Andrews Forest program $7.1 million for six additional years of long-term ecological research. The Andrews Forest LTER program has been supported by the NSF LTER program since 1980. https://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/news/long-term-research-funded-six-additional-years
- Andrews Forest LTER data are featured in the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s (OMSI)’s Science At Home Weekly, which offers curated, digital content for K-8 students focused on weekly themes https://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/news/fun-data-science-free-online-activity
- Site update: The headquarters of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest are closed due to restrictions around COVID and safety of staff and visitors. Watersheds 1, 2, 9 are within the burned area and are closed by Willamette National Forest and PNW Research Station. Contact Mark Schulze with questions.
- Publications, theses, dissertations: Don't forget to acknowledge the LTER Grant, use of Andrews Forest data and/or use of facilities. Example text: https://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/acknowledgements. If data sets are being used in a publication to please cite the data set including the DOI. A citation link is provided for each study database on our webpage http://andlter.forestry.oregonstate.edu/data/catalog/datacatalog.aspx
- Let us know about your new publications! Please send pdf to: HJApubs@fsl.orst.edu
Our meetings follow the academic year. Future meetings: Feb 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4. 9-11 AM.