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Fire University

Fire University is a science-based podcast covering the latest research in fire ecology and how it relates to management of wildlife and plant communities.

This podcast is part of a larger podcast network: Natural Resources University, funded by the Renewable Resources Extension Act.


Natural Resources University

May 25, 2021

In today's episode of Fire University, Dr. Marcus Lashley sits down with Dr. Bronson Strickland of the MSU Deer Lab and Dr. Will Gulsby of Auburn University to chat about deer habitat, timing of fire, and all the nuances of using fire as a tool to manage for deer. Tune in to learn how using prescribed fire can help...

Apr 27, 2021

How can you use fire to manage plant communities for quail? This week, Marcus sits down with Dr. James Martin of the University of Georgia and Dr. Mark McConnell of Mississippi State University to discuss the best management strategies using prescribed fire. This episode covers the best management practices including...

Mar 30, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Lashley sits down with his previous graduate students to talk about what they learned about fire, wildlife habitat and wildlife behavior, and how that’s prepared them for their careers now.


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Mar 16, 2021

Should we be burning while turkeys are nesting? 

To cover this controversial topic, Dr. Lashley sits down with Dr. Mike Chamberlain of the University of Georgia and David Hawley of the Wild Turkey Report to discuss in detail the potential risks and benefits of burning during this time frame. Also, we cover burn window,...

Mar 2, 2021

Taking the first steps into using prescribed fire can be daunting – Which tools are needed? How do you develop a plan? Where you can find help and consultation? Look no further!

In this week’s episode of Fire University, Dr. Marcus Lashley sits down with John Stivers and John Gruchy, both with years of experience...