Wildfires: Causes Consequences and Coexistence, Victoria 2019
Date: May 1, 2019
Location: Victoria
Event: Wildfires: Causes Consequences and Coexistence
Speakers: Professor Santa Ono & Professor Lori Daniels

Description: Wildfire is an essential process in forest ecosystems, but can be incredibly destructive in the wildland-urban interface. Wildfire is driven by climate, weather and fuels that vary among ecosystems and through time. The combination of land-use change, fire exclusion and global warming have made many forests highly susceptible to intense fires that are difficult to control and contain. Revolutionizing forest and fire management will improve ecosystem resilience to climate change, but we will not stop future fires from burning. Successful adaptation must also include individuals and communities learning how to coexist with wildfire. What does this mean for the upcoming fire season in British Columbia?
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