Fire Ecology Program

Education & Outreach

University Mentorship and Teaching

Program Director Kevin Robertson, PhD, advises graduate students through courtesy appointments with the University of Florida, Florida State University, and Louisiana State University and with other universities as an outside committee member. He is a periodic guest lecturer at these and other universities. The Fire Ecology Program hosts internships for undergraduate students each year.

Southern Fire Exchange

Dr. Robertson is an administrative team leader for the Southern Fire Exchange supported by the Joint Fire Sciences Program to deliver a wide range of fire science information and tools to managers, landowners, and policy makers.

Conferences and Editing

The Fire Ecology Program has played a leading role in several of the Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conferences and editing of their Proceedings and a special issue of the Journal of Sustainable Forestry. Dr. Robertson periodically serves on steering committees and as an editor for other regional conferences and workshops (see CV).

Training Professionals

The Fire Ecology Program participates in several programs to teach professionals, including the National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center, National Wildfire Coordinating Group training courses, and other courses for state and federal agency personnel and private land managers hosted at Tall Timbers.

Cinnamon Dixon

University of Florida graduate student Maria Paula Mugnani collects biomass for research on the Wade Tract old-growth longleaf pine forest preserve.


Program Director Kevin Robertson speaks to visitors at Tall Timbers Research Station about prescribed burning.

Field Botany

Florida State University Field Botany course student works on plant identification at the Wade Tract old-growth longleaf pine forest preserve.

Controlled Fire

Gallaudet University student Anthony Laucivicius lights a fire line for fire behavior research at the Pebble Hill Fire Plots.