Tall Timbers 25th Fire Ecology Conference

       Tall Timbers 25th Fire Ecology Conference
Restoring Fire Regimes in Northern Temperate Ecosystems

27-31 October 2013, Hyannis, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

The Tall Timbers 25th Fire Ecology Conference aims to bring together the fire management and research community to focus on fire ecology and management issues in northern coastal and interior climates.

Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conferences were begun in 1962 by Tall Timbers Research Station to provide an international forum for the presentation of new research and discussion of current topics in the area of Fire Ecology. This conference and its proceedings were the first to focus on the emerging new field of Fire Ecology and played a key historic role in the recognition of fire as a natural ecosystem process. Over the years, the conference theme has focused on various current topics and ecosystems where open discourse and sharing of information has been needed to refine research direction and thought. The peer-reviewed proceedings continue to provide a trustworthy resource for scientists and decision-makers seeking the latest advances in Fire Ecology.


The objective of the 25th Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference is to present and publish current scientific research on topics that will likely influence the future of prescribed fire. Despite critical dependence of natural ecosystems and wildfire control efforts on the use of prescribed fire, many new challenges to its continued use have developed. These include the expansion of the wildland-urban interface, stricter air quality regulations, and concerns about the effects of fire on carbon sequestration and mercury cycling. Planning for the future of prescribed fire will require science-based information on which to build sound policy that provides for the public good, including protection from wildfire, conservation of natural areas, and provision of a safe and healthy environment. Topics to be addressed during the conference may include:

  • Fire Regimes
  • Fire History
  • Ecology and Management of the Pine Barrens
  • Ecosystem function and restoration
  • Fuels management, loading and particulate emissions
  • Public awareness and education
  • Smoke management and modeling
  • Burning in the wildland-urban interface
  • Tradeoffs between prescribed fire and wildfire
  • Fire management policy
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Exotics and Invasives

Key Deadline

Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 April 2013


Resort and Conference Center At Hyannis

35 Scudder Avenue

Hyannis, MA 02601


Tel: +1-508-775-7775 or +1-866-828-8259


Conference website (regularly updated)


For paper or poster submissions and registration questions, contact:

Kaye Gainey
Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy
13093 Henry Beadel Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32312-0918

Tel:      +1-850-893-4153 x 222
Fax:     +1-850-668-7781


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