Current Research in Fire Ecology

Dr. Monique Rocca (GDPE, ESS), Dr. Chad Hoffman (FRS)

Description:This course will cover current topics in the field of fire ecology, and will provide opportunities for students to interact with scientists and managers. Among other topics, we will discuss the interactions of climate change and fire, interactions between bark beetles and fire, Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) treatments and effectiveness, challenges to modeling fire behavior, and wildland fire management. This course will operate on a two-week cycle. The first week, we will discuss peer-reviewed research articles. The following week will feature a presentation by a scientist and a chance to discuss his/her research as a group. Anyone with an interest in fire ecology is encouraged to sign up.

Section: 6
Credits: 1
Restrictions: none
First Meeting: 1/17/2012
Meeting Times: Tuesday 3 - 4 PM
Classroom: BHSCI 103
Cross Listed: NR 592, CRN 13144
Enrollment Limit: 20
Background: mpme
Course Text: Peer-reviewed journal articles written by presenting scientists.
Instructor Contact Info:
      Dr. Monique Rocca (GDPE, ESS) (970) 491-2112
      Dr. Chad Hoffman (FRS) (970) 491-1338