KITP Miniconference: Pyrogeography & Climate Change (May 27-30, 2008)
Coordinators: Jennifer Balch, David Bowman, Brad Marston

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

9:00am Marty Einhorn
Welcome; Introductory remarks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:15am Jennifer Balch
   Yale Univ.
David Bowman
   Univ. Tasmania
Why we’re here and what we’re doing[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Brad Marston
   Brown Univ.
Linkages with Physics of Climate Change Program[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am BREAK
10:30am William Bond
   Univ. Cape Town
Global vegetation and fire - an ecological perspective[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:15am David Bowman
   Univ. Tasmania
Why Tasmania was the origin of a global theory of fire ecology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm LUNCH
1:45pm Jon Keeley
Causes of Megafires on the California Landscape[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Colin Prentice
   Univ. Bristol
Modelling fire as an Earth System process
3:15pm BREAK
3:45pm All Discussion on day's talks and initiation of conversation on pyrogeography
5:00pm Wine & cheese social in courtyard

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

9:00am Max Moritz
   UC Berkeley
Does fire exhibit "habitat" preferences? (Controls on fire patterns, from landscape to global scales)
9:45am Jean Carlson Wildfires, Complexity, and Sensitivity to Change
10:30am BREAK
11:00am Ruth DeFries
   Univ. Maryland
Tropical land use change is fire: a remote sensing perspective
11:45am LUNCH
1:45pm Paulo Artaxo
   Univ. Sao Paulo
Climatic and ecological effects of biomass burning emissions in Amazônia[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Mark Cochrane
Fire and land cover change in humid tropics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:15pm BREAK
3:45pm All Discussion on day's talks and continuing conversation on pyrogeography

Thursday, May 29, 2008

9:00am Tom Swetnam
   Univ. Arizona
Climate, People and Fire in the Western US: Long-term Perspectives from Tree-Rings[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Andrew Scott
   Royal Holloway Univ.
Fire as an Earth System Process: a geological perspective
10:30am BREAK
11:00am Guido van der Werf
   Vriji Univ.
Fire, climate, and the global carbon cycle[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am LUNCH
1:45pm Fay Johnston
   Univ. Tasmania
Human health impacts of biomass smoke: the silent wildfire disaster[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Christian Kull
   Monash Univ.
The useful and confounding ambiguity of fire: conflicts over fire use in Madagascar[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:15pm BREAK
3:45pm All Discussion on day's talks and continuing conversation on pyrogeography

Friday, May 30, 2008

9:00am Meg Krawchuk
   UC Berkeley
Global pyrogeography: macro-scaled models for understanding the current and future distribution of fire
9:30am Chris Roos
   Univ. Arizona
Fire, Climate, and Indigenous People in Ancient Southwestern US Forests
10:00am Jennifer Balch
   Yale Univ.
Amazon transitional forests: Sensitive or resistant to frontier fire?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am BREAK
11:00am All Concluding conversation on miniconference talks