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Dept of Plant Sciences - PES 2227, U.C. Davis - One Shields Ave. Davis, CA 95616


Recent (Summer/Fall 2018) Media:

L.A. PBS KCET: The New Normal


SF Chronicle: Government shutdown: How science research is grinding to a halt


LA Times: Here’s how California can use fire to solve its wildfire problem


NY Times: To Help Prevent the Next Big Wildfire, Let the Forest Burn


SDPB Radio:  Megafires More Frequent Because Of Climate Change And Forest Management


NPR Here and Now: Trump Claims California is Wasting Water


NPR All Things Considered: Megafires more Frequent


Now This News: Climate change is making fires harder to fight


MIT Technology Review: California needs to reinvent its fire policies…


NPR All Things Considered: Fire ecologists say more fire should be left to burn.


High Country News: What fire researchers learned


S.D. Tribune: California, Trump eye logging…


NPR All Things Considered: Is there a better way to fight massive wildfires


The Mercury News: Megafires: Controlled burns could reduce…


The Desert Sun: As California fires rage…


Capitol Public Radio: Dangerous wildfires like the Carr fire…


S.F. Chronicle: Fixing state’s fire problem


CNN: Record-breaking California fire…


The Mercury News: Is California’s firefighting strategy…


Yale Environment 360: Fighting fire with fire:

Older Media:

NY Times: As Fires Grow, a New Landscape Appears in the West


Wall Street Journal: Felling Trees to Restrain Wildfire


Capitol Public Radio: USFS Prevents Its Own Scientist from Talking about Study


NPR All Things Considered: One Year after California’s Rim Fire


NY Times: Let the Forests Burn


NY Times: Protecting the Forests, and Hoping for Payback


High Country News: Fire scientists fight over what Western forest should look like


Forest Fires: Answers to 12 Common Questions


Results of the Teakettle Experiment (pdf of 37 slides)

Sierra Nevada Conservancy: Restoring Fire: A solution for the Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Conservancy: Fire Exclusion: A problem in the Sierra Nevada


Research Briefs for Managers:



Forest Carbon Sequestration in Fire-Prone Forests


Treatment Costs & Benefits in Sierran Mixed-Conifer


High-Severity Wildfire Effects on Carbon


Longleaf Pine Restoration and Carbon


Stabilizing Carbon in Ponderosa Pine Forests


10-year Post-treatment Carbon Dynamics in Sierran Mixed-Conifer


Climate-driven Changes in Forest Succession in Puget Lowlands Forests



     Sierra Nevada Forests:

Fire, thinning, and regenerating trees


Riparian zones pose severe wildfire threat


Restoring forest health


Constraints on mechanical treatments in the Sierra Nevada


Resource objectives wildfires benefit forests


Fire is key to restoring forests


Using Fire to Increase the Scale and Benefits of Forest Fuel Treatments


Harnessing Fire for Wildlife


An Ecosystem Management Strategy for Sierran Mixed-Conifer Forests


Trailer for “Wilder Than Wild” One Hour Documentary

(Original Title: The Fire Next Time)



The Teakettle Experiment: Fire and Forest Health




Key words: University of California, Davis, UC Davis, Malcolm North Lab, Forest ecology, Fire ecology