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Fire Ecology Chats

Fire Ecology Chats is a collection of podcasts that discuss the origins, results, and implications of papers published in the journal Fire Ecology. Authors of Fire Ecology articles are interviewed about their papers and asked why their findings are important and what are the consequences of their findings. These podcasts are typically five to ten minutes long. Interviews are hosted by the Editor-in-Chief and attended by one or more authors on the paper.

Fire Ecology Chats is a quick and exciting way to learn about important fire ecology research from the authors themselves and to decide if the paper is important enough to read for your area of study.

If you are an author of a Fire Ecology article and would like to further promote your paper, please learn about the different options on how you can communicate your research here.
 

The following papers have been the subject of Fire Ecology Chats
 

  1. Fire-dependent vegetation communities in the northeastern USA have undergone significant transitions since social and ecological disruptions associated with Euro-American colonization of North America. There i...

    Authors: Joseph M. Marschall, Michael C. Stambaugh, Erin R. Abadir, Daniel C. Dey, Patrick H. Brose, Scott L. Bearer and Benjamin C. Jones
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2022 18:11
  2. Weather plays an integral role in fire management due to the direct and indirect effects it has on fire behavior. However, fire managers may not use all information available to them during the decision-making...

    Authors: Claire E. Rapp, Robyn S. Wilson, Eric L. Toman and W. Matt Jolly
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:35
  3. Fire suppression in western North America increased and homogenized overstory cover in conifer forests, which likely affected understory plant communities. We sought to characterize understory plant communitie...

    Authors: Kate Wilkin, Lauren Ponisio, Danny L. Fry, Brandon M. Collins, Tadashi Moody and Scott L. Stephens
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:30
  4. The 2018 Camp Fire, which destroyed 18,804 structures in northern California, including most of the town of Paradise, provided an opportunity to investigate housing arrangement and vegetation-related factors a...

    Authors: Eric E. Knapp, Yana S. Valachovic, Stephen L. Quarles and Nels G. Johnson
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:25
  5. Wildfires of uncharacteristic severity, a consequence of climate changes and accumulated fuels, can cause amplified or novel impacts to archaeological resources. The archaeological record includes physical fea...

    Authors: Megan M. Friggens, Rachel A. Loehman, Connie I. Constan and Rebekah R. Kneifel
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:18
  6. The idea that not all fire regimes are created equal is a central theme in fire research and conservation. Fire frequency (i.e., temporal scale) is likely the most studied fire regime attribute as it relates to c...

    Authors: David S. Mason and Marcus A. Lashley
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:3

    The Correction to this article has been published in Fire Ecology 2021 17:13

  7. Forest fires have increased in extent and intensity in the Mediterranean area in recent years, threatening forest ecosystems through loss of vegetation, changes in soil properties, and increased soil erosion r...

    Authors: Cristina Fernández, José Mª Fernández-Alonso, José A. Vega, Teresa Fontúrbel, Rafael Llorens and José A. Sobrino
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:2
  8. Predictive models of post-fire tree and stem mortality are vital for management planning and understanding fire effects. Post-fire tree and stem mortality have been traditionally modeled as a simple empirical ...

    Authors: C. Alina Cansler, Sharon M. Hood, Phillip J. van Mantgem and J. Morgan Varner
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:25
  9. This paper describes Fires of Change, a collaborative art exhibit designed to communicate about the shifting fire regimes of the United States Southwest through the lens of multimedia art. The Southwest Fire Scie...

    Authors: Melanie Colavito, Barbara Satink Wolfson, Andrea E. Thode, Collin Haffey and Carolyn Kimball
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:19
  10. The realm of wildland fire science encompasses both wild and prescribed fires. Most of the research in the broader field has focused on wildfires, however, despite the prevalence of prescribed fires and demons...

    Authors: J. Kevin Hiers, Joseph J. O’Brien, J. Morgan Varner, Bret W. Butler, Matthew Dickinson, James Furman, Michael Gallagher, David Godwin, Scott L. Goodrick, Sharon M. Hood, Andrew Hudak, Leda N. Kobziar, Rodman Linn, E. Louise Loudermilk, Sarah McCaffrey, Kevin Robertson…
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:11
  11. Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana, USA) have been immense in recent years, capturing the attention of resource managers, fire scientists, and the general public...

    Authors: Jessica E. Halofsky, David L. Peterson and Brian J. Harvey
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:4
  12. In recent years, fire services in Mediterranean Europe have been overwhelmed by extreme wildfire behavior. As a consequence, fire management has moved to defensive strategies with a focus only on the known ris...

    Authors: Marc Castellnou, Núria Prat-Guitart, Etel Arilla, Asier Larrañaga, Edgar Nebot, Xavier Castellarnau, Jordi Vendrell, Josep Pallàs, Joan Herrera, Marc Monturiol, José Cespedes, Jordi Pagès, Claudi Gallardo and Marta Miralles
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:31
  13. Evaluating fuel treatment effectiveness is challenging when managing a landscape for diverse ecological, social, and economic values. We used a Participatory Geographic Information System (PGIS) to understand ...

    Authors: Monique D. Wynecoop, Penelope Morgan, Eva K. Strand and Fernando Sanchez Trigueros
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:17
  14. There is broad recognition that fire management in the United States must fundamentally change and depart from practices that have led to an over-emphasis on suppression and limited the presence of fire in for...

    Authors: Courtney A. Schultz, Matthew P. Thompson and Sarah M. McCaffrey
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:13