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Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

NREM Faculty - John R. Weir

Research Associate

Contact
303E Ag Hall (office)
008C Ag Hall (address)
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-5442
john.weir@okstate.edu

Education
BS: Plant Science, Cameron University, 1986
MS: Range Science, Texas Tech University, 1990

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Teaching

  • NREM 4783/5783: Prescribed Fire
  • NREM 4793/5793: Advanced Prescribed Fire

Research Interests:

  • Fire Effects
  • Conducting safer prescribed burns (spot fires, fuel flammability).

Extension Activities

  • Prescribed fire education to landowners and land managers.
  • Developing and assisting with formation of prescribed fire associations.
  • Maintaining statewide fire effects research and demonstration areas.
  • Pushmataha Forest Habitat Research Area, Pushmataha Wildlife Management Area, Clayton, OK
  • Sand Shinnery Oak Fire Effects Research and Demonstration Plots, Black Ketttle National Grassland  and Packsaddle Wildlife Management Area, Cheyenne, OK.
  • Season of Burn Effects on Tallgrass Research and Demonstration Plots, OSU Research Range, Stillwater, OK
  • Season of Burn Effects on Sand Sagebrush Research and Demonstration Plots, Hal and Fern Cooper Wildlife Management Area, Ft. Supply, OK.
  • Season of Burn Effects on Post Oak-Blackjack Oak Forests Research and Demonstration Plots, OSU Research Range, Stillwater, OK.
  • Season of Burn Effects on Post Oak-Blackjack Oak Forests Research and demonstration Plots, Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Pawhuska, OK.

Professional Memberships

Society for Range Management
Member, 1986-present
Advisory Council Member, 2003, 2004
Annual Meeting Committee, 1996
Awards Ceremony, Chairman, Annual Meeting, 1996
Oklahoma Section
President, 2004
First Vice-President, 2003
Second Vice-President, 2002
Board of Directors, 1999-2001
Nomination Committee, Chairman, 2005, 2006
Excellence in Rangeland Management Committee, Chairman, 1996-1998
Annual Meeting Committee, 1997, 2000. 2004-Chairman, 2006
International Association of Wildland Fire, Member, 2001-present
Association for Fire Ecology, Member, 2002-present
Oklahoma State Firefighters Association, Member, 1999-present

Recent Publications (since 2005)

Books

Weir, J.R., 2009. Conducting Prescribed Burns: A Comprehensive Manual, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX 194 p.

Journal Articles and Fact Sheets

Scasta, J.D., J.R. Weir, M.C. Stambaugh. accepted. Drought cycles and wildfires: ecological and management implications. Rangelands.

Scasta, J.D., J.L. Talley, D.M. Engle, S.D. Fuhlendorf, J.R. Weir, D.M. Debinski. Accepted. Restoring interactive fire and grazing processed to mitigate parasitic flies of cattle. Rangeland Ecology and Management.

Weir, J.R., D. Twidwell, C.L. Wonkka. 2016. From grassroots to national alliance: the emerging trajectory for landowner prescribed burn associations. Rangelands. doi:10.1016/j.rala.2016.02.005 2

Scasta, J.D., E.T. Thacker, T.J. Hovick, D.M. Engle, B.W. Allred, S.D. Fuhlendorf, J.R. Weir. 2015. Patch-burn grazing (PBG) as a livestock management alternative for fire-prone ecosystems of North America. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. Pages 1-18. doi:10.1017/S1742170515000411

Twidwell, D., C.L. Wonkka, M.T. Sindelar, J.R. Weir. 2015. First approximations of prescribed fire risks to other management techniques used on private lands. PLoS ONE 10(10):e0140410.

Weir, J.R. 2015. Fire and livestock production. Pages 125-128 in D. Lalman and D. Doye, (eds.). Oklahoma Beef Cattle Manual, 6th edition. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Stillwater, OK, USA.

Weir, J.R., R.L. Stevens, T.G. Bidwell. 2015. Prescribed Burn Associations. NREM-2880 Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 4p.

Weir, J.R., R.S. Coffey. 2015. App: RxBurnTracker. NREM-2898 Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 2p.

Weir, J.R., D. Twidwell, C.L. Wonkka. 2015. Prescribed burn association activity, needs, and safety record: a survey of the Great Plains. GPE publication 2015-6, Great Plains Fire Science Exchange. 19p.

Scasta, J.D., J.R. Weir, D.M. Engle. 2015. Assessment of experiential education in prescribed burning for natural resource managers. Fire Ecology 11(1) 88-105.

Weir, J.R., J.D. Scasta. 2014. Ignition and fire behavior of Juniperus virginiana in response to live fuel moisture and fire temperature in the Southern Great Plains. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23(6) 839-844.

Weir, J.R., R.L. Stevens. 2014. Managing Brush Piles. NREM-2894 Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 4p.

Scasta, J.D., J.R. Weir, D.M. Engle, J.D. Carlson. 2014. Combustion of Cattle Fecal Pats Ignited by Prescribed Fire. Rangeland Ecology and Management 67:229-233.

Weir, J.R., R.F. Limb. 2013. Seasonal variation in flammability of Quercus marilandica and Quercus stellata leaf litter burned in the laboratory. Fire Ecology 9 (3): 80-88

Weir, J.R., J.D. Scasta, R. Stevens, T.G. Bidwell. 2013. Burn Plan for Prescribed Burning. NREM-2893 Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 20p.

Twidwell, D., W.E. Rogers, S.D. Fuhlendorf, C.L. Wonkka, D.M. Engle, J.R. Weir, U.P. Kreuter, C.A. Taylor, Jr. 2013. The rising Great Plains fire campaign: citizens’ response to woody plant encroachment. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 11:64-71.

Gourley, A., D. Elmore, M. Porter, R. Stevens, J. Weir, T. Bidwell. 2013. A Practical Guide to Food Plots in the Southern Great Plains. E-1032 Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 65p. 3

Weir, J.R., T.G. Bidwell, R. Stevens, J. Mustain. 2012. Firebreaks for Prescribed Burning. NREM-2890 Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 6p.

Scasta, J.D., D.M. Engle, J.L. Talley, J.R. Weir, J.C. Stansberry, S.D. Fuhlendorf, R.N. Harr. 2012. Pyric-herbivory to Manage Horn Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on Cattle. Southwestern Entomologist 37:325-334.

Weir, J.R, A.M. Reid, S.D. Fuhlendorf. 2012. Wildfires in Oklahoma. NREM-2888 Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 4p.

Weir, J.R., D.M. Engle. 2011. Cedar Control by Individual Scorched-tree Ignition Following Fire. NREM-5053 Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 2p.

Limb, R.F, S.D. Fuhlendorf, D.M. Engle, J.R. Weir, R.D. Elmore, T.G. Bidwell. 2011. Pyric-herbivory and cattle performance in grassland ecosystems. Rangeland Ecology and Management 64:659-663.

Gourley, B., J. Weir, D. Elmore, K. Allen. 2011. Fire and the Land Around Us. L- 353 Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. 20p.

Weir, J.R., D. Elmore, R.F. Limb, D.M. Engle, B.W. Allred, T.G. Bidwell, S.D. Fuhlendorf. 2011. Burning in the Growing Season E-1025. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 12 p

Weir, J.R. and R.F. Limb. 2011. Use of Waste Oil as an Alternative Fuel in Drip Torches. Fire Management Today

Elmore, R.D., T.G. Bidwell, and J.R. Weir. 2011. Perceptions of Oklahoma residents to prescribed fire. Pages 000–000 in K.M.Robertson, K.E.M. Galley, and R.E. Masters (eds.). Proceedings of the 24th Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference: The Future of Prescribed Fire: Public Awareness, Health, and Safety. Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

Weir, J.R. 2011. Prescribed burning associations: landowners effectively applying fire to the land. Pages 000–000 in K.M.Robertson, K.E.M. Galley, and R.E. Masters (eds.). Proceedings of the 24th Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference: The Future of Prescribed Fire: Public Awareness, Health, and Safety. Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

Weir, J.R. 2011. Are weather and tradition reducing our ability to conduct prescribed burns? Rangelands 33:25-30.

Allen, K. P., R.D. Elmore, J. R. Weir, and S. Lancaster.2010. Assessment of 4-H Range Management Programs in the United States. Rangelands 32:32-36.

Reid, A.M., S.D. Fuhlendorf, and J.R. Weir. 2010. Weather variables affecting the size of Oklahoma wildfires. Journal of Rangeland Ecology and Management. 63:599-603

Weir, J.R., T.G. Bidwell, R.D. Elmore, K.R. Hickman, S.D. Fuhlendorf, and D.M. Engle. 2009. Weed control on Rangelands NREM-2882. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 8 p.

Fuhlendorf, S.D., D.M. Engle, C.M. O’Meilia, J.R. Weir, and D.C. Cummings. 2009. Does herbicide weed control increase livestock production on non-equilibrium rangeland? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 132:1-6.

Weir, J.R., D. Elmore, T.G. Bidwell, D.M. Engle, J.D. Carlson, and S.D. Fuhlendorf. 2009. Oklahoma Prescribed Burning Handbook. E-1010. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 58 p.

Weir, J.R. and J.D. Carlson. 2008. Smoke Management for Prescribed Burning. E-1008. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 13 p.

Weir, J.R. 2008. Prescribed Fire Education at Oklahoma State University: Training Our Future Pyros. In: Narog, M.G., technical coordinator. 2008. Proceedings of the 2002 Fire Conference: Managing fire and fuels in the remaining wildlands and open spaces of the southwestern United States. December 2-5 2002, San Diego, CA. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-189, Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: pp. 23-27.

Cummings, D.C., T.G. Bidwell, C.R. Medlin, S.D. Fuhlendorf, R.D. Elmore, and J.R. Weir. 2007. Ecology and Management of Sericea Lespedeza. NREM-2874. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. 7 p.

Weir, J.R. 2007 Using Relative Humidity to Predict Spotfire Probability on Prescribed Burns. In: Sosebee, R.E., D.B. Wester, C.M. Britton, E.D. McArthur and S.G. Kitchen (comps). Proceedings: Shrubland Dynamics- Fire and Water; 2004 August 10-12; Lubbock, TX. Proceedings RMRS-P-47. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. pgs 69-72.

Weir, J.R., S.D. Fuhlendorf, D.M. Engle, T.G. Bidwell, D. Chad Cummings, and D. Elmore. 2007. Patch Burning: Integrating Fire and Grazing to Promote Heterogeneity. E-998. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. 28 p.

Tyrl, R.J., T.G. Bidwell, R.E. Masters, R.D. Elmore, and J.R. Weir. 2007. Oklahoma’s Native Plant Communities. E-993. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. 14 p.

Weir, J.R., T.G. Bidwell, K.R. Hickman, S.D. Fuhlendorf, and D. Elmore. 2007. Fire Myths and Facts. L-321, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.

Weir, J.R. 2006. Prescribed Fire Equipment and Spot Fire Training Manual. Circular E-989, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. 22 p.

Weir, J.R. and T.G. Bidwell. 2005. Prescribed Fire Associations. Fact Sheet F-2880. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. 2p.