Fire Ecology Program

Education & Outreach

Graduate Students

Dr. Kevin Robertson advises graduate students through adjunct and courtesy appointments with regional universities. Graduate students benefit from local supervision of work with access to Tall Timbers properties, private lands affiliated with Tall Timbers, and public lands such as the Apalachicola National Forest and St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.

Adjunct and Courtesy Faculty Associations


The Fire Ecology Program hires interns for the summer and sometimes other times of the year to assist with on-going projects and to conduct independent research. Please see the Internships page for the latest opportunities.


Requests for information – The Fire Ecology Program provides information to the public on request regarding prescribed burning and related research and land management topics. Tall Timbers’ members may request site visits for land management advice. We welcome inquiries from the news media and in the past have been interviewed by NPR, Fox News, and for various documentaries and educational programs.

Public and Professional Service – Fire Ecology Program Director Kevin Robertson is on the Administrative Team of the Southern Fire Exchange and has helped organize several conferences and workshops, including serving as Chair of the Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference and Co-chair of the Fire Ecology of the Northeast conference hosted by Yale University. Fire Ecology staff provide guest lectures at Universities and train fire professionals through the National Interagency Prescribed Fire Center, the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, and fire training courses provided by Tall Timbers. Fire Ecology Staff regularly host visiting university courses and other professional groups for field tours.

Graduate Student Tracy Hmielowski and intern Daniel Godwin conduct a prescribed burn for Tracy’s PhD research.

Intern Jamie Peeler collects plant species data at the Pebble Hill Fire Plots

Dr. Cal and Sue Reems during a visit to their property by Dr. Kevin Robertson

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Tall Timbers Beadel Fellow Dr. Gil Nelson shows a plant to Florida State University Students