January 13, 2013

Fire Ecology: Past, Present and Future

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m. White Pine Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Penny Morgan, Professor, UI College of Natural Resources,
Director of the Wildland Fire Program
Topic: Fire Ecology: Past, Present and Future
Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho (between Adams and Van Buren)

Penny was born, raised, and educated in the West. Her current research focuses on some of the broad challenges facing people in the West: How will changing climate influence fire occurrence and severity? Where, when and why do fires burn severely? How do bark beetles affect crown fire hazard in forests and burn severity? What drives landscape dynamics, and how can we best manage landscape change? How does vegetation recover following large fires, and how does post-fire management affect weeds and other vegetation regrowth? She is committed to helping people understand and use science in natural resources management.

Suggested reading: July 2012 editorial from the Denver Post written by Tony Cheng, Colorado State University: Are Colorado forests just tinder?

For more information visit the University of Idaho's Wildland Fire Program at

Posted by Editor at January 13, 2013 03:06 PM