Sept 1 & 2, 2021    -     1-4pm Eastern    -     Virtual Meeting/Discussion
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Sept 1-2, 2021
Join us as we highlight cutting-edge fire research, engage interdisciplinary collaborations, and discuss the need for and benefits of creating a fire database network.

The Fire Database Community Workshop is funded by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Biological and Environmental Systems Directorate and supported by the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists. 



The workshop will take place on the afternoons of Sept 1st and Sept. 2nd, 2021. The first day will feature presentations and some short Q&A sessions as outlined in the agenda below. The second day will be discussion based as we consider establishing a Fire Database Network.  For a pdf version of the workshop flyer and agenda, click here.

September 2, 2021 
1:00pm - 4:00pm
      Discussion about establishing a Fire Database Network. We will update the agenda        and include breaks and breakout sessions as needed.
September 1, 2021 *all times are listed in Eastern (EDT) 
1:00pm - Introduction
1:05pm - Matthias Forkel – Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
New directions in remote sensing and machine learning for improved modelling of vegetation controls of fire
1:25 pm - Sander Veraverbeke - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lightning and overwintering fires in boreal forest, and their carbon emissions

1:45 pm - James Randerson - University of California, Irvine 
Wildfire - climate interactions mediated by lightning, aerosols, and heatwaves

2:05 pm - Stijn Hantson - UC-Irvine and Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
Challenges to model global fire regimes

2:25 pm - Q&A

2:35 pm - William Riley - Berkeley National Laboratory, US 
Wildfire occurrence and effects on ecosystem C cycling at regional to global scales with machine learning and process-based models
3:55 pm - Jessica Miesel - Michigan State University, US 
How does fire affect soil carbon? Direct and indirect effects and recommendations for biogeoscientists
3:15 pm - Thea Whitman – University of Wisconsin, Madison, US  
The microbial ecology of wildfire - towards a mechanistic framework
3:25 pm - Yaxing Wei and Rupesh Shrestha – ORNL DAAC, US
NASA's Earth Science Data and Tools for Wildfires Study
3:45 pm - Q&A
3:55 pm - Wrap-Up - 5 minutes for final considerations, what to expect for Day 2

If you have questions about the workshop or your registration,
please contact Fernanda Santos, or Jiafu Mao,