Outreach @ Expanding Your Horizons 2021

Outreach @ Expanding Your Horizons 2021

In early March 2021, members of the Stephens lab joined other UC Berkeley forestry women to lead a workshop at Expanding Your Horizons.

This event virtually hosted local middle school girls to share STEM career paths. This year, our group shared some fire ecology concepts, different research methods we use, and a burn board experiment to test how slope, wind, and forest density can impact fire severity.

New Initiative Promotes Research into Fire and Forests

UC Berkeley and CAL FIRE Formalize Partnership

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Fire Research and Outreach and Berkeley Forests have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize an agreement to partner on research related to critical forest and fire issues. Highlighted by the recent large and damaging wildfires plaguing the state, the program of research will leverage both agencies’ unique expertise and perspective to collaborate on defining key research topics, methods, and paths for communicating results.

Read the full MOU, here.

Prof. Stephens speaks at National Academy of Sciences workshop

The workshop, held in Washington, D.C., was entitled “A Century Of Wildland Fire Research: Contributions To Long-term Approaches For Wildland Fire Management.” It was hosted by the National Academy of Sciences Board on Earth Sciences and Resources on March 27, 2017. Prof. Stephens’ talk was entitled, “Fire and fuels management: What works where?.” See the slides here and video here.