Fire Lab Seminar Series

The Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory has been hosting an annual seminar series since 1998. Hour-long seminars are presented by Fire Lab employees and other researchers from throughout the world. Seminars cover current research and management about the natural world from a broad range of disciplines, but most seminars usually have a wildland fire theme. The Fire Lab Seminar Series provides a platform for researchers and managers to present their work in an environment that encourages critical thought, the free exchange of ideas, and knowledge discovery.

Seminars are offered each Thursday, October to May, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Mountain time) via the online web application Microsoft Teams. If you are interested in using this service, please use the below information. Please note, this presentation will be set for listen mode only. At the end of each presentation, a Q&A session will be held via the Chat Box. Please sign up for the Seminar News for notifications and details for the seminars.

Microsoft Teams meeting 
Click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 231 730 205 36
Passcode: X76k6L

Or call in (audio only)
+1 202-650-0123, 552970620# United States, Washington DC
Phone Conference ID: 552 970 620#

View seminars and videos from the past several years: Seminar Series Archive

2023-2024 Seminar Series Schedule

Sam Hillman, Fulbright Scholar

Tegan Brown, ORISE Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Matt Jolly, Research Ecologist

Dan Jimenez, RMRS Research Engineer

Diego Laino Rebollido, Ass’t Researcher Geography Dept., Swansea University, UK

Sharon Hood, PhD, Research Ecologist

Karen Short, RMRS Research Ecologist; Andrew Dixon and Cody Casperson, Ignis Technologies; Emmy Harbo, Darkhorse Geospatial

Zachary Holden, RMRS Research Ecologist

Jason Forthofer, Research Mechanical Engineer; Natalie Wagenbrenner, Research Meteorologist

Karin Riley, Research Ecologist and John Shaw, Forest Inventory and Analysis

Faith Ann Heinsch, Physical Scientist; LaWen Hollingsworth, Fire Behavior Specialist; Greg Dillon, Director, Fire Modeling Institute

Karen Short, RMRS Research Ecologist

Jamie Peeler, Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, University of Montana

Mark Kreider, PhD candidate, University of Montana

Chuck Rhoades, Research Biogeochemist, RMRS Air and Water

Brad Pietruszka, USDA FS Fire Management Specialist

Anna Klene, Professor, Department of Ecosystem & Conservation Services, Franke College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana

Clifford Mass, Professor, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

Inga La Puma, LANDFIRE Program Lead, Fire Modeling Institute

Maxwell Cook, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder