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The Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium is an exchange for fire science information. Funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, our goal is to increase the availability and consideration of credible fire science information to those making land management decisions.



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New research paper on effects of prescribed fire and thinning on understory plants: https://bioone.org/journals/Natural-Areas-Journal/volume-40/issue-1/043.040.0104/Annual-Understory-Plant-Recovery-Dynamics-in-a-Temperate-Woodland-Mosaic/10.3375/043.040.0104.short

Webinar tomorrow! Climate, land use and Holocene fire history of the Ozarks tomorrow @1:00 CST: https://oakfirescience.com/events/webinar-climate-and-land-use-effects-on-holocene-era-vegetation-and-fire-history-of-the-ozarks/

ICYMI the recent webinar "Fire and Wildlife in the Southern Appalachians" is now available to watch online: https://oakfirescience.com/video/fire-and-wildlife-in-the-southern-appalachians/

Upcoming webinar! Please join us next Tue. Jan. 14th @ 1:00 CST to learn what pollen and charcoal records from the Ozarks reveal about past climate, fire, and human influences on Ozark forests: https://oakfirescience.com/events/webinar-climate-and-land-use-effects-on-holocene-era-vegetation-and-fire-history-of-the-ozarks/

Did you know that smoke from wildland fires can transport microbial forms? Fascinating research into this little-studied phenomenon that could have big implications: https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ecs2.2507

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