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Spring 2021 MIST Speaker Series Schedule

This semester, MCS will convene with Environmental Systems graduate group for research seminars (schedule link). Note that due to Covid-19 precautions all lectures will take place online via Zoom. 

Organizer: Dr. John Abatzoglou

Talks are Wednesdays, 1230-130 pm (Pacific)

Fall 2020 California Fire Science Seminar Series 

Hosted weekly by UC Merced and UC Berkeley 

Every Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00 pm (PST) from September 10 – December 17, 2020.

Sept. 10 How do we solve the “Wicked Problem”?: the State of Fire Science in California
Sept. 17 Radar and Lidar Observations of Wildfire Plume Dynamics
Sept. 24 Human dimensions of wildfire: Examining wildfire risk mitigation on private property and across landscapes
Oct. 1 Fuel Treatments and Megafires: lessons from the 2014 Carlton Complex, north-central WA
Oct. 8 Managing the Chemical Complexity of Wildland Fire Emissions in Highly Parameterized Air Quality Models
Oct. 15 Fundamental Wildfire Behavior Research at the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab: answers to your burning (rate) questions
Oct. 22 A Micro-Meteorological Perspective into Wildland Fire Dynamics
Oct. 29 Wildfires across California’s diverse landscape: from ignition, spread, to severity
Nov. 5 Post-fire Soil Carbon Dynamics: Implications on Movement of Particulate and Dissolved Pyrogenic Carbon
Nov. 12 Fires, Air Pollution, and Public Health: A Remote Sensing-Based Perspective
Nov. 19 Challenges and Opportunities for Increasing Prescribed Fire on Federal Lands in the West: Lessons from Case Studies and Broader Implications for Improving US Fire Management
Dec. 3 Damage inspection and research implications on the California structure ignition problem
Dec. 10 Household Decision Making and Evacuation Behavior during Wildfires
Dec. 17  TBA (Charles Ichoku, Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Howard University)

Prior Semesters

Affiliated Seminars