Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Fire Ecology and Management with Dr. Ernesto Alvarado
Suggested donation: $10
Why is the Pacific Northwest experiencing more large fires? Join Dr. Ernesto Alvarado as he presents an exploration of some of the causes linked to large and severe wildfires. Wildfires are part of most ecosystems in the West and large wildfires have occurred for millennia. However, current wildfires seem different from those occurring historically. Some of the concepts that will be covered are: fire behavior and fire regime that help us understand ecological and environmental effects of fire; current fire issues including restoration and national fire policies; relation of wildfires to climate; and Native American traditional burning.
Ernesto Alvarado is a Professor at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington. He teaches Wildland Fire Management, Fire Ecology, Role of Disturbances on Forest Dynamics, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. His lab studies a wide variety of wildland fire topics – fire behavior, biomass assessment, combustion modeling, fire ecology, fire management, prescribed fire, fire-climate change interactions, landscape ecology, smoke emissions and health, and traditional fire use by indigenous communities. He conducts research on public and Tribal lands in the western US, and forests throughout the Americas including from Alaska, Mexico, and South American countries.
Special thanks to our program sponsor, the Northwest Maritime Center.
Date & Time
Fri, Dec 2, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM