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
713C General Services Building
9007 - 116 St NW
EdmontonAB
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 one of REN R 290 or REN R 299. One course each on soils, plants, wildlife, and water are recommended.

      Fall Term 2022

      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 2023

      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 2022

      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 2023

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      Publications

      Modelling fire perimeter formation in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

      Author(s): Macauley K, McLoughlin N, Beverly JL
      Publication Date: 1/4/2022
      Publication: Forest Ecology and Management
      Volume: 506
      Page Numbers: 119958
      DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119958
      External Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119958

      Predicting black spruce fuel characteristics with Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS)

      Author(s): Cameron H, Schroeder D, Beverly JL
      Publication Date: 12/14/2021
      Publication: International Journal of Wildland Fire
      Issue: 0
      Page Numbers: 1-12
      DOI: 10.1071/WF21004
      External Link: https://doi.org/10.1071/WF21004

      Estimating canopy fuel load with hemispherical photographs: a rapid method for opportunistic fuel documentation with smartphones

      Author(s): Cameron HA, Díaz GM, Beverly JL
      Publication Date: 8/30/2021
      Publication: Methods in Ecology and Evolution
      Volume: 12
      Page Numbers: 2101–2108
      DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13708
      External Link: https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/2041-210X.13708

      A simple metric of landscape fire exposure

      Author(s): Beverly JL, McLoughlin N, Chapman E
      Publication Date: 1/16/2021
      Publication: Landscape Ecology
      Volume: 36
      Page Numbers: 785-801
      DOI: 10.1007/s10980-020-01173-8
      External Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-020-01173-8

      Stand-level fuel reduction treatments and fire behaviour in boreal conifer forests

      Author(s): Beverly JL, Leverkus SER, Schroeder D, Cameron H
      Publication Date: 7/27/2020
      Publication: Fire
      Volume: 3
      Page Numbers: 35
      DOI: 10.3390/fire3030035
      External Link: https://doi.org/10.3390/fire3030035

      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 Date: 8/20/2019
      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 Date: 10/27/2017
      Publication: International Journal of Wildland Fire
      Volume: 26
      Page Numbers: 919-929
      External Link: https://www.publish.csiro.au/wf/wf17051

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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