May 26, 2 p.m. — With wildfire season well underway in the American West, attention is again turning to the role of forest management in causing or mitigating wildfires. How much of the severity and size of recent fires is due to management practices? How can we change forest management to mitigate the impact of fires? And what happens to a forest in the months and years after fire has passed? Join us this Thursday to hear from two UC Davis experts.
- Malcolm North is a forest ecologist with the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region and an adjunct professor at UC Davis. His research interests are in how disturbances alter forest structure with far-reaching consequences for the ecosystem.
- Andrew Latimer is a professor of plant sciences at UC Davis. He studies how plant populations and communities respond to change, including sudden, major disturbance such as fire and drought, as well as more gradual changes in climate.
The conversation, hosted by Soterios Johnson, will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. Questions can be submitted via Facebook and Twitter either in advance or during the show.
- Andy Fell, News and Media Relations, 530-304-8888, firstname.lastname@example.org