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Talking about Fire

November 10, 2022, 11:00AM - 12:30PM Eastern Time

From building firelines to researching fire trends over time, fire management and science require great communication to be successful. Our panel will share their experiences and tips on how to effectively talk about fire to gain support and build a collaborative network. We'll address your questions about fire science communication and discuss best practices for defining objectives, connecting with your audience, and tools/resources that can help along the way.

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Jen Bunty

Jen Bunty

Jen is the Public Info Coordinator for the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists, one of 15 regional knowledge exchanges under the Joint Fire Science Program. Her background is in population ecology and science delivery. She works to connect fire researchers with natural resource managers and the public through publications, workshops, websites, social media, and educational trails.

John Lampereur

John Lampereur

John is a silviculturist on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Lakewood, Wisconsin. He’s especially interested in looking for ways to use silviculture to restore landscape components and processes.and tries to bring people together to work toward common goals. He also has a keen interest in researching the past land use and natural history of area landscapes to better understand what they’ve been like in the past, what condition they’re currently in, and what future management should be.

Virginia McDaniel

Virginia McDaniel

Virginia has been studying fire ecology and botany in the southeastern United States for the last two decades. She began her career with the National Park Service in 1997 and joined the Southern Research Station of the US Forest Service in 2006. She currently lives in Hot Springs Arkansas and has published papers on fuel loading and consumption, fire and tree mortality, managed fire, and the effect of fire on biodiversity.

Eric Toman

Eric Toman

Eric is the Interim Director of and a Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State Univeristy. His research is focused on developing a better understanding of the social dimensions of coupled human and natural systems. Using theory and methods from sociology and social-psychology, he examines the factors that influence the adoption of behaviors that enable adaptation to changing environmental conditions.

John Weir

John Weir

Mr. Weir is an Associate Extension Specialist with Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department at Oklahoma State University. He was awarded the Henry Wright Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Fire Ecology in 2015. Mr. Weir has worked with developing prescribed burn associations since 1997 has led to the formation over 70 different associations in 11 states with over 1,000 members.

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