Webinar: The New Reality of Wildfire
Fire plays an important role in maintaining healthy forests, but wildfires are changing. Glance at headlines from all over the globe and you’ll see wildfires are growing more intense and destructive, endangering human lives and entire ecosystems.
Watch this discussion of the past, present, and future of wildfires in North America. Fire ecologists Andrew Barton and Helen Poulos delve into the causes and effects of wildfires and differences between fire regimes. Science journalist Edward Struzik provides a historical overview of fire managament in North America and insights into the landscape changes that he witnessed while writing his book, Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future.
The panelists discuss how wildfire and climate are shaping our forests and the implications of changes on fire management practices.
- Edward Struzik, journalist, author of Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future, and fellow in the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, Queen’s University
- Andrew Barton, fire ecologist and editor of Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests
- Helen Poulos, plant ecologist and professor of environmental studies at Wesleyan University
Moderator: Jennifer Marlon, research scientist at Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
You can access the panelists' presentations here.
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