Fires burn in all terrestrial ecosystems on the globe, and wildfires are getting larger and more destructive. The fall 2021 EarthTalks series “Fire in the Earth System” will address humanity’s long relationship with fire, how humans and climate create conditions conducive to megafires, and how policy-makers and land managers can address the fire problem. The seminars, which are free and open to the public, take place from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Mondays.
This event features Park Williams from the University of California, Los Angeles. The EarthTalk series is hosted by Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.
The remainder of the schedule is as follows:
- December 6 — Scott Stephens, University of California, Berkeley, “Fire policy and policy conundrums in fire-prone Mediterranean climate forests and shrublands”