Jen Beverly

Assistant Professor (Wildland Fire), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept

Contact

Assistant Professor (Wildland Fire), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Email
jen.beverly@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3442
Address
731C General Services Building
9007 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H1

Overview

About

Research Area –  Wildland Fire 

Website  Wildfire Analytics

Teaching

  • Wildland Fire Science and Management (REN R 340/740)
  • Environmental Assessment Principles and Methods (REN R 307/710)

    Areas of expertise

      • Fire behaviour
      • Fire risk assessment
      • Landscape values-at-risk mapping
      • Wildfire evacuations
      • Fire-climate interactions
      Education
      • PhD University of Toronto (Faculty of Forestry) 
      • MSc University of Toronto (Faculty of Forestry)
      • BES University of Waterloo (Faculty of Environmental Studies)

      Research

      Wildfire Analytics

      Courses

      REN R 307 - Environmental Assessment Principles and Methods

      Principles and elements of environmental assessment with an interdisciplinary focus. Topics include types of environmental assessments and when to use them, the Alberta and Canadian environmental assessment processes, the relevant legal framework, sampling and pathways of effects for different biophysical components, mitigation of environmental impacts and assessment of risk. Prerequisites: *60 and REN R 299. One course each on soils, plants, wildlife, and water are recommended.

      Fall Term 2020
      REN R 340 - Wildland Fire Science and Management

      Principles of forest fire science and management in Canadian forest ecosystems. Fire science fundamentals and their applications for addressing complex social, ecological and economic fire management challenges. Topics include fire as a natural disturbance process, mechanisms of fire ignition and spread, fire weather, fire behaviour, and fire occurrence prediction. Models, systems, analytical techniques and policies used to support fire management operations and decisions are explored in relation to contemporary fire management issues.

      Winter Term 2021
      REN R 710 - Environmental Assessment Principles and Methods

      Principles and elements of environmental assessment with an interdisciplinary focus. Topics include types of environmental assessments and when to use them, the Alberta and Canadian environmental assessment processes, the relevant legal framework, sampling and pathways of effects for different biophysical components, mitigation of environmental impacts and assessment of risk. Not to be taken if credit received for REN R 307.

      Fall Term 2020
      REN R 740 - Wildland Fire Science and Management

      Principles of forest fire science and management in Canadian forest ecosystems. Fire science fundamentals and their applications for addressing complex social, ecological and economic fire management challenges. Topics include fire as a natural disturbance process, mechanisms of fire ignition and spread, fire weather, fire behaviour, and fire occurrence prediction. Models, systems, analytical techniques and policies used to support fire management operations and decisions are explored in relation to contemporary fire management issues. Intended for students in course based masters programs. Not to be taken if credit received for REN R 340. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

      Winter Term 2021

      Publications

      The association between Northern Hemisphere climate patterns and interannual variability in Canadian wildfire activity
      Author(s): Beverly, J.L., Flannigan, M.D., Stocks, B.J., Bothwell, P.
      Publication Date: 2011
      Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
      Volume: 41
      Page Numbers: 2193-2201
      External Link: https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/full/10.1139/x11-131#.XWa7UONKiyo
      Wildfire evacuations in Canada 1980-2007
      Author(s): Beverly, J.L., Bothwell, P.
      Publication Date: 2011
      Publication: Natural Hazards
      Volume: 59
      Page Numbers: 571-596
      External Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11069-011-9777-9
      Assessing the exposure of the built environment to potential ignition sources generated from vegetative fuel
      Author(s): Beverly, J.L., Bothwell, P., Conner, J.C.R., Herd, E.P.K.
      Publication Date: 2010
      Publication: International Journal of Wildland Fire
      Volume: 19
      Page Numbers: 299-313
      External Link: https://www.publish.csiro.au/WF/WF09071
      Modeling fire susceptibility in west central Alberta, Canada
      Author(s): Beverly J.L., Her.d, E.P.K., Conner, J.C.R
      Publication Date: 2009
      Publication: Forest Ecology and Management
      Volume: 258:
      Page Numbers: 1465-1478
      External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112709004721?via%3Dihub
      Assessing spatial attributes of forest landscape values: an internet-based participatory mapping approach
      Author(s): Beverly, J.L., Uto, K., Wilkes, J., Bothwell, P.
      Publication Date: 2008
      Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
      Volume: 38
      Page Numbers: 289-303
      External Link: https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/full/10.1139/X07-149#.XWa8LeNKiyo
      Modeling the probability of sustained flaming: predictive value of fire weather index components compared with observations of site weather and fuel moisture conditions
      Author(s): Beverly, J.L., Wotton, B.M.
      Publication Date: 2007
      Publication: International Journal of Wildland Fire
      Volume: 16
      Page Numbers: 161-173
      External Link: https://www.publish.csiro.au/WF/WF06072
      Stand specific litter moisture calibrations for the Canadian Fine Fuel Moisture Code
      Author(s): Wotton, B.M., Beverly, J.L
      Publication Date: 2007
      Publication: International Journal of Wildland Fire
      Volume: 16
      Page Numbers: 463-472
      External Link: https://www.publish.csiro.au/WF/pdf/WF06087
      Characterizing extreme fire and weather events in the Boreal Shield ecozone of Ontario
      Author(s): Beverly, J.L., Martell, D.L.
      Publication Date: 2005
      Publication: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
      Volume: 133
      Page Numbers: 5-16
      External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168192305001796
      Modeling prescribed surface-fire regimes for Pinus strobus conservation
      Author(s): Beverly, J.L., Martell, D.L.
      Publication Date: 2004
      Publication: Conservation Biology
      Volume: 18
      Page Numbers: 1541-1552
      External Link: https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2004.00404.x
      Modeling Pinus strobus mortality following prescribed fire in Quetico Provincial Park, northwestern Ontario
      Author(s): Beverly, J.L., Martell, D.L.
      Publication Date: 2003
      Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
      Volume: 33
      Page Numbers: 740-751
      External Link: https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/10.1139/x02-209#.XWa8_uNKiyo
      Burn probability simulation and subsequent wildland fire activity in Alberta, Canada – Implications for risk assessment and strategic planning
      Author(s): Beverly, J.L., McLoughlin, N.
      Publication: Forest Ecology and Management
      Volume: 451
      Page Numbers: 117490
      External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037811271930893X
      Time since prior wildfire affects subsequent fire containment in black spruce
      Author(s): Beverly, J.L.
      Publication: International Journal of Wildland Fire
      Volume: 26
      Page Numbers: 919-929
      External Link: https://www.publish.csiro.au/wf/wf17051