Wildfires and Forest Management

This event was streamed live on May 26, 2022

 


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?

Joining us to discuss these and other questions are two expert guests:

- 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.

As a reminder, we are taking your questions during this livestream broadcast. Leave them in the comment section and we'll do our best to have our experts answer your questions on the next UC Davis LIVE: Wildfire and Forest Management on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 2 p.m. PDT.

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