Prescribed Fire for Management of Woodland and Savanna Ecosystems

Becca Carden and Whitney Behr, Plant Biology graduate students in Dr. Norma Fowler’s lab at The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Integrative Biology, who will be speaking to us about prescribed fire for management of woodland and savanna ecosystems.

Prescribed fire is a common tool for managing grasslands, woodlands, and savannas in central Texas and may be useful for increasing native plant diversity, reducing invasive species abundance, and managing woody encroachment. Whitney and Becca talk about prescribed fire research in two common ecosystems in central Texas, woodlands and savannas, and will share their results from experiments to assess the impacts of prescribed fires, and whether these fires can be used to achieve management goals.

Austin chapter meeting, November 16, 2021, via Zoom.
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