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What Causes Wildfires: Talk by Dr. Lori Daniels

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Okanagan College - Vernon Campus

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Coldstream, BC V1B 2N5

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Wildfire is an essential process in forest ecosystems, but can be incredibly destructive in the wildland-urban interface. But, according to Dr. Lori Daniels, successful adaptation must include individuals and communities learning how to live with wildfire.

Dr. Daniels is a Professor of Forest Ecology in the Forest and Conservation Sciences Department at UBC-Vancouver, where she directs the Tree-Ring Lab at UBC. She will present her on-going research on long-term forest fire patterns and forest resilience to climate change in a public talk at the Okanagan College of the season for the Science in Society Speaker Series.

The presentation will take place at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus in the lecture theatre on Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. in a talk entitled Wildfire 2017: Causes, Consequences and Solutions to a Wicked Problem.

“Wildfire is driven by climate, weather and fuels that vary among ecosystems and through time. Combined, land-use change, fire exclusion and global warming have made many forests highly susceptible to intense fires that are difficult to control and spread to large sizes,” says Daniels. “Revolutionizing forest and fire management will improve ecosystem resilience to climate change, but we will not stop future fires from burning”.

Dr. Daniels’ research, published in top academic journals, applies tree-ring analyses to investigate disturbance patterns and the impacts of climate and humans on forest dynamics. Given her interests in conservation and sustainable resource management, much of her research has practical application and is collaborative with NGOs, government agencies and private companies.

Presented jointly by Okanagan College and the Okanagan Science Centre, the Science in Society Speaker Series is sponsored by the Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre, Starbucks Coffee, Save on Foods, and the Vernon Morning Star.

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