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Smoke on the Water: Boreal Wetlands Recovery Post-Wildfire (Peace River)

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Northern Lakes College

Peace River, AB T8S 1Z3

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This event is for any and all audiences interested in science and our boreal backyards (no need to be a researcher or industry professional)! As part of the Boreal Nature Series, this talk features Dr. Matt Morison from the University of Waterloo.

Refreshments and snack are provided.


Boreal wetlands hold a significant portion of the global carbon store, which is in danger of being released to the atmosphere from a number of different disturbances and pressures, both natural and human-caused. This release of carbon can have important impacts, including furthering the effects of climatic change by contributing to the greenhouse effect. This talk will explore the cycle of wildfire in boreal wetlands and the ways in which they can show resilience and recovery to this disturbance, through post-fire differences in water conservation and carbon storage, and discuss some potential implications for boreal health under a changing climate, including a new fire regime.

Matt Morison is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo, and has worked as a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba. Matt has grown up and worked in various boreal landscapes across Canada, and continues to be passionate about understanding and enjoying these environments, both as a researcher and an avid trail runner.


This event will take place in the Student Lounge.


We hope to see you there!

Questions can be directed to Rielle at riellem@nait.ca or (780) 618-2604

Thank you to all sponsors of ‘Partners in Boreal Education’: Boucher, Canfor, Mercer, Zavisha, West Fraser, FRIAA, and NSERC.


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