Please join us in congratulating William D. Burke – that is Dr. Burke – on the successful defense of his PhD thesis! Well done!
Tague Team Lab member, PhD student William Burke, will present his dissertation defense “Modeling the Interconnected Effects of Fuel Treatments on Forests, Water, and Fire” on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 2:00 pm in Bren Hall 3526 (Pine Room), or watch online using this link and passcode fire.
Congratulations to our own Tague Team Lab member – PhD student Rachel Torres – on receiving the Graduate Student Association Excellence in Teaching Award, recognizing her outstanding work for teaching and mentoring students in Earth System Science and Environmental Modeling at the Bren School, and Introduction to Environmental Science for the UCSB Environmental Studies department.
RHESSys-Fire was used as part of the California Air Resources Board draft Scoping plan for fighting climate change. RHESSys-Fire contributions were lead by Ryan Bart (UC Merced).
This Master of Environmental Data Science (MEDS) Capstone Project Presentation features a machine learning algorithm designed to interpret RHESSys output and extract meaningful insights into the possible impacts of climate change on forest health, and visualize findings in an interactive manner that is accessible to forest managers, students, and the general public. A Reproducible MachineContinue reading “Upcoming Machine learning/RHESSys output presentation”
Naomi discusses how we are using RHESSys to explore fire in this short presentation.
In this new publication, RHESSys-WMFire is used to address the overarching question: How does vegetation modulate the effects of climate change on fire regimes in a semiarid watershed? More specifically – what are the relative and opposing roles of key exogenous drivers (climate change/CO2) and key endogenous drivers (fuel load/fuel aridity) in driving fire regimes.Continue reading “New publication explores when fire regimes shift from flammability- to fuel-limited”
Congratulations to lab friend and collaborator Makki Khorchani (Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (IPE-CSIC)) on his PhD defense last Friday of his dissertation “Effects of post-land abandonment management strategies on water resources, vegetation dynamics, and soil properties and redistribution in the central Spanish Pyrenees”. He used the RHESSys model to simulate the different vegetation and climateContinue reading “Lab collaborator Khorchani PhD defense”
Naomi Tague was interviewed in UCSB’s The Bottom Line about her collaborative research regarding the impacts of climate change on water supply due to decreases in snowmelt, and increases in drought and fire frequency.
TagueTeamLab members/friends presenting at AGU: Chris Heckman, Naomi Tague – How a priori forest adaptations affect drought resilience to the 2012-2015 California drought. Poster B15E-1475, Monday Dec. 13, 2021, 2:00-4:00 Kazi Tamaddun, Louis Graup, Anne Lightbody – Modelling Watershed Sensitivity to Drought: Application of Authentic Online Learning on the HydroLearn Platform, Presentation ED12A-05, Monday Dec.Continue reading “TagueTeamLab at AGU”