Presented by Dr. Ellis Margolis, Research Ecologist, USGS Fort Collins Science Center and Dr. Christopher Guiterman, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) University of Colorado at Boulder, and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Presented on June 8, 2022

This webinar was hosted by the Joint Fire Science Program’s Fire Science Exchange Network


Abstract:  A recent collaboration by ~90 tree-ring and fire-scar scientists has resulted in the publication* of the newly compiled North American Tree-Ring Fire-Scar Network (NAFSN), which contains 2,562 sites, > 37,000 fire-scarred trees, and covers large parts of North America. In this publication, authors investigate the NAFSN in terms of geography, sample depth, vegetation, topography, climate, and human land use.

In this webinar presenters will present major findings from the publication, demonstrate data accessibility, highlight management applications, and discuss future steps planned for the NAFSN.

* Margolis, Q. E, Guiterman, C. H, …L. L. Yocom. in press. The North American tree-ring fire-scar network. Ecosphere.