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Below are the lessons and schedule for the semester, please see blackboard for complete details and information for each week, including lectures, readings, reading questions and assignments.

This is only an outline of the course please go to bblearn bblearn.uidaho.edu for full course information.

 Contact Camille Stevens-Rumann (csrumann@uidaho.edu) if you have any questions.

 

Lesson 1: Fire as a biophysical process

Aug 20-  Sept 1
Lesson 1: Class Logistics and overview of fire as a biophysical process

 

Due: Aug 25 Discussion self introduction

         Aug 31 reading questions 1

Lesson 2: The ecology of fire

Sept 2-8 Lesson 2.1: Fire Regimes

Due: Sept 7 reading questions 2

Sept 9-22 Lesson 2.2: Fire History

 

Due: Sept 14 reading questions 3

         Sept 22 EXAM 1

Sept 23-29 Lesson 2.3: Historical Fire and Climate

 

Due: Sept 28 reading questions 4

        Sept 29 Comparison paper 1                       

Sept 30-   Oct 6 Lesson 2.4: In the face of climate change

 

Due: Oct 5 reading question 5      

Lesson 3: Fire effects

Oct 7-13 Lesson 3.1: Fire Effects on (native and invasive) Plants

Due: Oct 12 reading question 6

Oct 14-20 Lesson 3.2: Fire Effects on Animals

Due: Oct 19 reading question 7

Oct 21-27 Lesson 3.3: Fire Effects on Water, Soils and Nutrients 

 

Due: Oct 26 reading question 8

         Oct 27 Comparison paper 2

Oct 28-    Nov 3 Lesson 3.4: Fire Effects on Air 

 

Due : Nov 3 EXAM 2

Lesson 4: Fire as a human tool

Nov 4-10 Lesson 4.1: Fire of Ancient peoples

 

Due : Nov 9 reading question 9

         

Nov 11-  Dec 8 Lesson 4.2: Fire for Restoration

Due: Nov 16 reading question 10

Thanksgiving break No Classes

Nov 19-23

Nov 11-   Dec 8 Lesson 4.2 : Fire for Restoration, management and detriment  

Due: Dec 1 Briefing Paper

         Dec 7 reading question 11

Dec. 9-14 (finals)

Exam 3

due on Dec 14 at Noon!