Upcoming Event

Science in Practice Webinar - From the mountains to the coast: Fire effects on the soils of the South

November 17, 2021

Southern Research Station: Science in Practice

Presented by Mac Callaham, SRS Research Ecologist
Wednesday, November 17, 2021  •  9:00—9:30 a.m. ET
You can connect to the webinar through Microsoft Teams.

Some key messages from this webinar:

  • For most of the last 10,000 years, the majority of the land area in the Southeastern US experienced frequent fires, which influenced forest composition and soil functions.
  • During the most recent 100-200 years, fire has been excluded from a large portion of the landscape, with associated changes to forests and soils.
  • What happens when fires return to ecosystems that haven’t burned for long periods of time? What are the consequences for soil processes? This presentation will present results from research on these questions in the Appalachian Mountains, the Southern Piedmont, and the Coastal Plain.

The Science in Practice webinar series is comprised of 30 minute sessions that summarize recent research with a focus on practical take-aways for land managers and practitioners.

View past Science in Practice webinars here.