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SCIENCEx Webinars

Connecting Research with the Nation's Forest and Grassland Managers

Science X image What: The SCIENCEx webinar series brings together scientists and land management experts from across U.S. Forest Service research stations and beyond to explore the latest science and best practices for addressing large natural resource challenges across the country.

These webinars will be primarily management focused, but with applicability for participants from across sectors. SCIENCEx will typically be organized as week-long webinar ‘blitzes’ around salient topics, allowing for deep-dives into subtopics or dynamics within specific geographies.

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Upcoming Webinars

SCIENCE x Post-Disturbance Restoration

When: April 5-9, 2021 - 11-12 Pacific / 12-1 Mountain / 1-2 Central / 2-3 Eastern
Where:  Adobe Connect link.


April 5: SCIENCE x Fire Disturbance (day 1) Recorded webinar link:
  • Understanding Post Wildfire Management Effects on Stand Structure and Woody Fuel Loadings, presented by Morris Johnson
  • Where to Intervene in Wildfire-Altered Forests in California, presented by Jonathan Long
  • Fire-Catalyzed Forest Conversions: Causes, Consequences, and Potential Paths Forward, presented by Sean Parks

April 6: SCIENCE x Fire Disturbance (day 2) Recorded webinar link:

  • What Do We Do Now? Extending Forest Restoration to Post-Fire Management in Dry Coniferous Forests, presented by Dave W. Peterson
  • Fire Severity Prediction on the Stanislaus National Forest: Management Implications, presented by Stacy Drury
  • A Demonstration of the Climate Smart Restoration Tool, a User-Friendly Seed Transfer Mapping Tool for Current and Future Climates, presented by Bryce Richardson

April 7: SCIENCE x Flood Disturbance and Erosion Recorded webinar link:

  • Title TBD, presented by Keith Nislow
  • Dirt Goes Downhill: Predicting and Mitigating Watershed Response After Wildfires, presented by Peter R. Robichaud
  • Impacts of Floods on Forest Restoration and Conservation in the Southern U.S., presented by Ge Sun

April 8: SCIENCE x Insect Disturbance Recorded webinar link:

  • Forest Restoration Following Insect Disturbance in Southeastern Forests, presented by Chris Asaro
  • Near and Long-Term Southern Pine Beetle Outbreak Forecasts: Advances in Forest Science, presented by Steve McNulty
  • Bark Beetles in an Era of Megadisturbance: Reducing Impacts and Facilitating Recovery, presented by Jackson Audley

April 9: SCIENCE x Wind Disturbance Recorded webinar link:

  • Microtopography and Tree Regen in Northern Hardwoods: Research Results and Ideas for Management, presented by Christel Kern
  • A Primer on Wind Disturbance in Southern Forests: Unanswered Questions and Management Considerations, presented by JT Vogt
  • Silver Linings Playbook: How Windthrow and Salvage Logging can Promote Biodiversity, presented by Alex Royo

Past Webinars

Invasive Species Webinars

The Invasive Species Webinars, held February 22-26, 2021.

Fire x Fauna Webinars

The Fire x Fauna Webinars, held November 16-19, 2020, explored the effects of wildfire and prescribed fire on wildlife in the United States. Covering ecosystems and fire management practices across a wide range of geographies, speakers presented research and best practices for balancing wildlife conservation and forest management goals. Recorded webinars are available here.