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The Cycle of Fire

The Cycle of Fire: How Fire Shaped the Plant and Animal Communities of Washington


We look forward to hosting you on Wednesday, July 14th for the Cycle of Fire webinar. This message is to confirm your registration and provide connection instructions. Important: please read these instructions carefully, even if you are an experienced Zoom user—WSU has a customized Zoom system that doesn’t always work the same as people are used to.

Agenda 6:00pm – 8:00pm

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Technical Support/Early login

6:00-6:50pm: Fire Ecology, Fire as a disturbance agent, Fire regimes, and plant communities – Sean Alexander

7:00-7:50pm: Wildlife adaptations to fire driven ecosystems and management strategies for wildlife friendly fuels reduction projects – Ken Bevis

Connecting to Zoom

Please read through all steps carefully. If you do not already have a Zoom account, you will need to create one. Also, if you do not have the Zoom desktop client (or mobile app) downloaded and installed, you will need to do that in advance. Details are provided in the attached instructions. You will not connect to the webinar using browser links; rather you will type the Meeting ID numbers into the desktop client or mobile app.


Meeting ID and further connection information will be emailed on the day prior to the event


The webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to attend live or have connection issues, you can watch the recordings later. Recordings will be posted approximately one week after the event. A notification email will go out to all registered participants when the recordings are available.

Technical support

Limited technical support will be available prior to the webinar from 5:30-6:00pm. Contact Sean Alexander | during this time if you need assistance connecting. After 6:00pm, however, tech support will NOT be available. It’s good to test things out in advance!

The three most common technical issues

  1. You try to join a webinar and it says you are not authorized. 
    • Most common cause: not being signed into your Zoom account.
    • Solution: sign into your Zoom account before joining the webinar (Step 4 in the attachment).


  1. You try to sign in and it asks you for WSU credentials (i.e., as if you were WSU faculty or staff).
    • Most common cause: a bug in Zoom.
    • Possible solution: uninstall and reinstall Zoom (Step 2 in the attachment).


  1. The presentation audio/video is choppy or freezes. 
    • Most common cause: poor/slow internet connection.

Possible solution: minimize other network activity (e.g., don’t try to download files, stream movies or use a bunch of other connected devices at the same time). If all else fails, the recordings will be available after the event.