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SNRI Research Week Symposium

February 2, 2021


Sierra Nevada Research Institute

UC Merced Research Week 2021

Wildfire, Air Quality and Forest Management


Monday, March 1, 2021 

12:00pm to 2:00pm


The SNRI Research Week Symposium will aim to look at the issues of forest management, wildfires, and air quality, and to shine a spotlight on some of our newer SNRI researchers. 



Jeanette Cobian-Iñiguez

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering Department

Presentation title:  Fire behavior in the Sierra Nevada: a laboratory scale look at smoldering behavior of large woody fuels


Xuan Zhang

Assistant Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Presentation title:  Understanding the atmospheric transformation of biomass burning emissions


Ryan Bart

Assistant Project Scientist

Office of Research & Economic Development

Presentation title:  Managing Sierra Nevada forests for multiple benefits: New insights from modeling the interactions between wildfire, carbon sequestration, and hydrology under a changing climate