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1. In the Williams et al. study, which of the following methods did the social scientists employ to maintain the analytical quality of their findings?

a) Having one scientist analyze all data to insure consistency.
b) Sending analyses back to the individuals they interviewed to check for accuracy.
c) Discussing findings with an advisory group to ground theoretical findings with on-the-ground experience.
2. Williams et al. suggest that county-scale community wildfire protection plans (CWPPs) are:
a) more appropriate only if the planning frame includes improving ecosystem health
b) more easily linked with other planning efforts undertaken at the county level
c) more easily implemented because there are more partners to share the work.

3. According to Williams et al., flexible framing:

a) facilitated more diverse projects reflecting different perceptions of the components wildfire risk.
b) made it harder for people to collaborate on CWPP implementation.
c) was one of the three HFRA policy tools for conducting a CWPP.

4. According to Kocher et al., when asked to describe what functions the new fire science consortia could serve in their respective regions, respondents identified which two primary opportunities:

a) to consolidate fire science information and improve communication between managers and scientists.
b) to create a national website of fire science information and produce webinars to communicate science information to managers
c) to create one-stop internet "shopping" for information and create new fire models that are more applicable to on the ground problems.

5. Which of the following best describes the goal of the federal Joint Fire Science Program's national network of regional consortia, as described in the Kocher et al. article?

a) To accelerate the awareness and understanding of and contribution to boundary organization science among stakeholders within the regions.
b) To accelerate the awareness, understanding, and adoption of wildland fire science information by federal, tribal, state, local, and private stakeholders within ecologically similar regions.
c) To accelerate and improve the allocation of grant funding equally to each of the regional consortia.
6. Franklin and Johnson used a dichotomyof Moist Forest and Dry Forest for their proposed restoration framework because:
a) restoration should prioritize the most degraded environments.
b) restoration should center on resilience and functionality in the context of desired future conditions.
c) restoration must recognize differences among ecosystems and set treatment goals accordingly.

7. In their restoration strategy Franklin and Johnson used an age limit rather than a diameter limit as a part of their Dry Forest restoration strategy primarily because:

a) younger trees may have larger diameters than older trees.
b) old trees have developed structural features that allow them to fulfill different ecological roles.
c) old trees frequently have less economic value than younger trees due to rot, shake, and other defects.
8. The major ecological rationale that Franklin and Johnson use to justify variable retention regeneration harvests in younger Moist Forests is to:
a) regenerate new cohorts of shade-intolerant tree species.
b) provide for well distributed patches of diverse early seral ecosystems.
c) create firebreaks between old-growth forest patches.

9. Yanai et al. describe what source of uncertainty in estimating the nutrient content of forest vegetation as being very large?

a) Measurement error (tree inventory, e.g.)
b) Regression model error (biomass equations, e.g.)
c) Model selection error (using equations for other species or from other sites, e.g.)
10. Which statement is most true according to the article by Yanai et al.?
a) Uncertainty in ecosystem studies is easy to quantify.
b) Uncertainty in change over time is larger than at a single point in time.
c) Uncertainty analysis can help identify how to improve measurements.