Life from the Ashes: Exploring the Impact of Prescribed & Natural Fire on Insects and Other Invertebrates
Ecosystems throughout North America evolved with wildfire. Today, prescribed fire is an important tool for managing habitat by maintaining open, early seral landscapes. Fire can greatly improve the value of habitat for insects and other invertebrates, often increasing species abundance and diversity, however, fire (both natural and prescribed) in the wrong place, at the wrong scale, or at the wrong time can have the opposite effect - negatively impacting invertebrate communities and their habitat.
The 2021 Natural Areas Conference was cohosted by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Six STEWARDSHIP SHORTS will be highlighted during the Natural Areas Conference, and will play in between live virtual sessions. A link to all STEWARDSHIP SHORTS will be made available for on-demand viewing on the conference website after the live event ends.
STEWARDSHIP SHORTS are brief 3 to 5 minute, pre-recorded video presentations that describe a project, methodology, best practice or challenge related to a natural area(s) and can focus on any area of conservation ecology. These "vlogs" are an opportunity to learn from your colleagues so that they may become a resource to you. Click the link below to watch the NAC21 Stewardship Short collection.
All times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
11:00am - 11:30am
11:30am - 12:15pm
Life from the Ashes: Exploring the Impact of Prescribed Fire & Natural Fire on Insects and Other Invertebrates
12:15pm - 12:35pm
12:35pm - 1:05pm
1:05pm - 1:35pm
1:35pm - 2:05pm
The Impact of Prescribed Burning on Native Bee Communities (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) in Longleaf Pine Savannas in the North Carolina Sandhills
2:05pm - 2:25pm
2:25pm - 2:55pm
Prescribed Fire Effects on Rangeland Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae, Aphodiinae) in the Southern Great Plains
2:55pm - 3:25pm
3:25pm - 3:55pm
3:55pm - 4:15pm
4:15pm - 4:55pm
Closing Thoughts & Discussion
4:55pm - 5:00pm
5:00pm - 5:30pm
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