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Tuesday, December 4 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
C1. Fire

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Fires and fire suppression and protected areas
  • Kira Hoffman - Fire suppression destroys species at risk habitat in a British Columbia protected area
  • Marc Edwards - Minimum dynamic reserves: maximizing resilience of boreal protected areas to large fires (Research Snapper)
  • Megan Clare Kinley - Survivorship of Whitebark Pine Seedlings Planted Post-Wildfire

Speakers
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Marc Edwards

BEACONs Project, University of Alberta and Yukon College
Protected areas (PAs) in boreal regions should be resilient to regional disturbance regimes to avoid complete loss of habitat in the case of large disturbance events. Fire is an important disturbance in northern BC, and the BEACONs Project has used historical fire data to estimate... Read More →
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Kira Hoffman

University of Victoria
Fire suppression has altered the composition and structure of Garry oak and associated ecosystems in British Columbia, which now have some of the highest densities of Species at Risk in Canada. The absence of frequent low-severity ground fires has resulted in dense patches of non-native... Read More →
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Megan Kinley

UNBC/Parks Canada
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaluis Engelm.) is a high-elevation tree species that is federally listed as endangered under the Species at Risk Act (SARA), and acts as a keystone species in alpine environments. Threatened by a multitude of pressures, including the exotic pathogen white... Read More →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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  • Moderator Erica McClaren
  • AV Assistant Kendall Chong