5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology and the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress

Session 3C: Changing Fire Regimes in Tropical Environments (Track III)

Tuesday, 18 November 2003: 10:30 AM-6:30 PM
Chair:  Sarah Otterstrom, University of California
  10:30 AM
Fire Regimes in Tropical Environments: An Overview
Ronald Myers, The Nature Conservancy, Tallahassee, FL

  11:00 AM
Tropical Fire Regimes of the Past
Kenneth H. Orvis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; and S. P. Horn, H. D. Grissino-Mayer, L. M. Kennedy, B. L. League, and J. H. Speer

  11:30 AM
Fire as a recurrent disturbance event in the tropics: Current fire-return intervals, the influence of fuel loads and precipitation
Narendran Kodandapani, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; and S. Raman and M. A. Cochrane

  12:00 PM
Tradeoffs between timber management and fire vulnerability
Geoffrey Blate, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; and F. Putz

  1:00 PM
  1:30 PM
Fire in Cerrado and Pantanal—Ecology and Management
Paulo C. Mendes Ramos, Brazilian Environment Institute, Brasília, Brazil

Causes and effects of wildfire in a West African tropical forest region

  3:00 PM
Engaging communities in fire fighting initiatives in the Southern Pantanal
Erika Guimarães, Conservation International do Brasil, Campo Grande, MS, Brazil

  4:00 PM
Lunch Break

  5:30 PM
Coffee Break

  6:00 PM