NREM Seminar - Ted Evans, MS Plan B Capstone

January 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mānoa Campus, St. John 11 Add to Calendar

Impacts of cattle grazing on live and dead fuel loads and potential fire behavior in a nonnative Urochloa maxima grassland on Oahu, Hawaii
by Edward (Ted) Evans

Abstract: This presentation is part of Edward Evans’ Plan B capstone experience working with PhD candidate Lisa Ellsworth and Dr. Creighton Litton on the Oahu Wildland Fire Project. Urocholoa maxima (‘guinea grass’) is an invasive grass that has the capability of dominating Hawaiian landscapes and altering fire regimes. The presence of new fire regimes in Hawaii poses serious threat to intact native plant communities and human well-being.

The objectives of this proposed project are to quantify differences in fuel loads of grazed vs. non-grazed grass data and subsequent fire modeling estimates using the fire modeling software BehavePlus. The results of this project should help natural resource and land managers in making decisions when managing for fire potential in invaded Hawaiian grasslands.

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