IPN Online Seminar Schedule

We are happy to share the upcoming schedule of the IPN’s quasi-monthly online seminar series. The series aims to foster knowledge exchange and promote discussion across worldwide paleofire communities. Upcoming speakers include:

Dr. Allison Karp (Yale University; https://www.atkarp.com/) on 24 June at 19:00 UTC: “Advances in interpreting polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as a paleofire proxy”

Dr. Emma Rehn (James Cook University) on 15 July at 19:00 UTC: “A multi-proxy approach to palaeofire in Australian tropical savannas”

Dr. Abraham Dabengwa (School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa) on 09 September at 19:00 UTC: “Influence of grass layer flammability and palatability on prehistoric fire records from selected African grassy biomes”

Dr. Grant Snitker (US Forest Service: https://grantsnitker.github.io/) on 20 October at 19:00 UTC: “Leveraging archaeological perspectives in reconstructing historical fire and fuel conditions: a case study from coastal South Carolina, USA”

Dr. Qiao-Yu Cui (Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences), November date/time TBD, title TBD — postponed

Dr. Graciela Gil-Romero (Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología-CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain; https://gilromera.com/), December 9th at 19:00 UTC, “Bridging the gap between past and present fires: sheep, forest and war in central Iberia”

Nicholas Hebda (Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada), February date/time TBD: “Documenting wildfire regime change and event impacts in a drinking water supply area”

All webinar links will be posted to the IPN forum (login to access @ https://discourse.paleofire.org/). When possible, videos of the seminars will be posted on this page for those who cannot attend in real time. If you are interested in presenting in one of our seminars or would like to nominate a speaker, please contact Richard Vachula (vachula14@gmail.com) and Elisabeth Dietze (edietze@awi.de).