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  •  First (0+ / 0-)

    and second.

    •  Two troll-rated responses in one day! (0+ / 0-)
      Dear coigue:

      I missed your first troll-rating while responding to your second.  

      You are entirely mistaken. However, I am sorry if I have offended you personally.


      •  You are forgiven (0+ / 0-)
      •  Dear berl (0+ / 0-)

        So, what do you think of using fire surrogates as a tool in forestry?

        •  fire and forestry (0+ / 0-)

          I do a lot of work in this area, coigue, but I'd need some more specifics in order to respond sensibly. In other words, I don't quite understand your question. We can continue this here, or I'd be happy to answer by email. The address on my profile will work.

          "I could save the world if I could only get the parts"

          •  I know. (0+ / 0-)

            I checked you out.(From your profile)

            I was wondering if you were involved at all in the Fire and Fire surrogate study that is (admittedly) going on the the United States in multiple forest ecosystems.

            I know you are not from the US, but I was just curious.

            This diary IS a troll diary, so it is OK to hijack it.

            •  Fire surrogate studies in USA. (0+ / 0-)

              coigue, I am not involved, and know little of it. If you can send a reference of some kind, I will tell you want I can of what I think. Tomorrow evening, though. I got french language classes in a few hours, must go to bed now.

              •  Nah, (0+ / 0-)

                it's cool.

                You should check it out though, just out of professional interest.

                It's the largest consistently designed experimental study that I know of, and looks at effects of fire, thinning, both on birds, trees soil, bugs etc etc, on 12 study sites in both the eastern and the western US.

                I got to work on a smaller study that served as a pilot for this one as a graduate student.


                •  thanks (0+ / 0-)

                  This refreshed my memory.

                  I do think it is likely that fire suppression has had unintended ecosystem consequences in some of the dry conifer forests in the western USA. Maybe, even in interior doug fir in BC, although despite what's on web site, I wouldn't bet money.

                  I have my doubts that any silvivultural systems designed to emulate fire are necessary or would work in boreal systems---although Bergeron and crew think different.

                  In the western boreal, there appear to be very fascinating feedbacks between the forest and the disturbance regime. See Krawchuk et al. 2006, Ecology. Worse, harvesting seems to change one of the feedbacks from negative to positive (in prep). Big whoopsie.

                  hasta banana
          •  Also, (0+ / 0-)

            you may want to be careful to whom you suggest "getting a grip".

            It may be a colleague.

            Just some friendly advice.

            •  point taken (0+ / 0-)

              Ooops. Have we met? You got no profile I can find, so I can't scope.

              •  Your name sounds familiar. (0+ / 0-)

                I prefer to blog anonymously. dKos has has some problems with people's identities being outed.

                But, no worries. It's all fine and good.

              •  perhaps I read (0+ / 0-)

                an article you wrote once or something.

                Small world.
                •  how small a world is this? (0+ / 0-)

                  coigue, did you perchance work with a KS at a university in the SE US, while doing grad studies on birds in Ponderosa Pine systems somewhere in the west?

                  Myself, I'm not that worried about being outed. The stuff I used to right back in the 80s is way more dodgy than anything I'd say now, and it is still there to be googled. But I can still cross the border.


                  •  Not that small. (0+ / 0-)

                    I am into trees and soil, myself. No birds. Also, I was in the NE US.

                    I think you are the first fire ecologist I've met here, though.

                    The 80s? You've been doing this work longer than I have. My pub record begins in 1997.

                    I am on-line with my real name, I just like to keep my politics separate.


                    •  too large to be drowned by all the water in it (0+ / 0-)

                      Actually, I am more a landscape ecologist and spatial dynamic modeller, specialising in forest songbirds habitat and population modelling, conservation planning in boreal forests. All the fire stuff you see on my web site is just supporting material for model parameter estimates.....about 25% of what I do


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