17 episodes

Fire University is a science-based podcast covering the latest research in fire ecology and how it relates to management of wildlife and plant communities.

This podcast is part of a larger podcast network: Natural Resources University. Funding for this project comes from the Renewable Resources Extension Act.

Fire University University of Florida

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    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Fire University is a science-based podcast covering the latest research in fire ecology and how it relates to management of wildlife and plant communities.

This podcast is part of a larger podcast network: Natural Resources University. Funding for this project comes from the Renewable Resources Extension Act.

    Episode 17 - Fire and Invasive Species

    Episode 17 - Fire and Invasive Species

    A common concern people have when it comes to using prescribed fire is if it will result in the unwanted encroachment of invasive species. In this episode, Dr. Marcus Lashley talks with Dr. David Coyle, assistant professor and extension specialist at Clemson University who researches the impacts of invasive species and forest health management. Join them as they dive into the relationship between invasives and fire and what management strategies you can take to improve overall forest health.  

    • 48 min
    Episode 16: The Value of Co-Ops: Meeting Management Goals

    Episode 16: The Value of Co-Ops: Meeting Management Goals

    We’ve all heard time and time again that the biggest problem a landowner faces is their neighbor. But what if instead of competing with your neighbor, you joined forces? Join Dr. Lashley and Dr. Bronson Strickland, host of Deer University, as they sit down with Hunter Pruitt, founder of the National Wildlife Cooperative, to discuss the benefits co-ops provide and how working with your neighbor can give you a tangible return on investment.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 15: How Does Burning Outside of the Dormant Season Affect Pine Survival and Growth?

    Episode 15: How Does Burning Outside of the Dormant Season Affect Pine Survival and Growth?

    Due to concerns of damaging tree productivity, most prescribed burning has become limited to the dormant season, a practice that is inconsistent with the historical pattern of lighting-initiated fire. How different are the effects of seasonal biennial burning and which factors play the biggest role in survival? Dr. Lashley sits with Dr. Morgan Varner, Director of Fire Research at Tall Timbers, and John Willis, Forest Researcher with the U.S. Forest Service, to break down the science behind these questions.

    • 53 min
    Episode 14 - What to do When You Can't Burn

    Episode 14 - What to do When You Can't Burn

    What do you do if you can’t use fire on your land but want to improve your deer and turkey habitat?

    In today's episode, Dr. Marcus Lashley inquires upon what landowners can do when faced with prescribed burn limitations. He turns to wildlife experts Dr. Bronson Strickland of the MSU Deer Lab and Dr. Craig Harper of UT Knoxville to discuss the factors and techniques that will help you get around prescribed fire restrictions. 

    • 1 hr
    Episode 13 - How Does Fire Affect Predators?

    Episode 13 - How Does Fire Affect Predators?

    We use fire to manage lands for specific species, but can this management technique also be used to alter the behavior of predators? Tune into today's episode as Dr. Marcus Lashley chats with Dr. Michael Cherry of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and PhD student Marcelo Jorge of the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources as they discuss how fire can help decrease predator abundance on your land. 

    • 49 min
    Episode 12 - Promoting the Poults: How to Create High-Quality Brooding Cover

    Episode 12 - Promoting the Poults: How to Create High-Quality Brooding Cover

    In today’s episode of Fire University, Dr. Marcus Lashley sits down with returning guest John Gruchy of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks to discuss brood rearing and nesting cover of wild turkeys and northern bobwhites. Join them as they discuss what makes for good brood rearing and nesting cover when managing for turkey poults and bobwhite chicks.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

gus thegun ,

Fire is your best bang for the buck

Nice show, I’d dispute a few of the opinions. RX burning for 25+ years.

Doc 121409 ,

Love the info

Great show! Wonderful to listen too, I’d love to hear more of a history on fire on this continent. Native Americans and there relationship with fire. And how they co existed in the landscape shaped by fire in those pre European centuries

jpk1 ,

Fantastic information

Thanks for the information

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