Feb. 27-March 1, 2012
Santa Fe, New Mexico


Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, February 28 to Thursday, March 1

Concurrent sessions will be held on all three days of the conference. Concurrent sessions are collections of submitted oral presentations organized around a specific theme by the conference program committee. Concurrent sessions generally consist of nine individual presentations, each lasting 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and answers with the audience.

Scheduled concurrent session topics include:

  • Fire history
  • Restoration and treatment effectiveness
  • Ecosystem resilience
  • Wildlife
  • Fuels and fire behavior
  • Fire ecology and fire effects
  • Fire ecology of Mexico
  • Historical ecology
  • Collaborations
  • Smoke and weather

Roundtable Discussions

Wednesday, February 29

Three roundtable discussion sessions will be held on Wednesday morning to bring conference participants together around issues of high priority to the fire management community. Roundtable discussions will be preceded by expert and contributed presentations on the same topic. Roundtables will be organized to capture the most relevant information on the topic and will include ideas for continuing conversations on these topics following the conference.

Scheduled roundtable topics include:

  • Wildlife and fire management
  • Post-fire restoration and rehabilitation
  • Building successful collaborations

Poster Session

5:30-7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 28

The poster session will be held in conjunction with the Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening.  Poster presenters will be standing by their posters during the session to answer questions about their work. Complimentary snacks and a no-host bar will be available.

Organized Special Sessions

Tuesday, February 28 to Wednesday, February 29

Organized special sessions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday of the conference. Special sessions are designed by a chairperson to provide an overview of the session topic. These sessions can include a mix of individual oral presentations, panel presentations, and discussions.

Scheduled special sessions include:

  • Monitoring Fire and Forest Restoration Treatment Effectiveness across Fire-Adapted Forest Landscapes: Opportunities, Challenges, and Approaches (David Huffman and Amy Waltz)
  • Effects of Wildfire: post-fire rehabilitation versus natural regeneration (Carolyn Sieg and Donna Peppin)
  • Restoring Fire as an Ecosystem Process in Grassland with Patch Burning:¬† Managing for Resilience under Increased Climate Uncertainty and Multiple Stressors (Dave Engle)
  • Ecology and Management of Fire in the Mojave Desert (Matt Brooks)