Michael Flannigan (Renewable Resources) comments on a recent study on the frequency of severe wildfires in Canada.
A study led by former U of A professor Michael Flannigan with postdoctoral fellow Sean Coogan (Renewable Resources) and Natural Resources Canada found that eight of the worst wildfire weather years the world has ever recorded happened in the past decade.
Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) comments in this article as Manitoba gears up for an early start to their annual fire season.
Edward Bork (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) calls for a balanced view, one that weighs the drawbacks against the benefits of methane in livestock production. “Discussions of cattle and climate change should not talk solely about methane but should also include a full accounting of the
With months still to go in California’s fire season, the state has already shattered records for the amount of land scorched in a single year — more than 4 million acres to date, with one blaze alone surpassing the 1 million acre mark. Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) is interviewed.
A team of Yukoners has published a letter in the prestigious academic journal Science, arguing that Indigenous principles and knowledge should inform a global strategy for recovering from the pandemic. Co-author Jared Gonet (Renewable Resources) is interviewed.
“Extremes drive the fire business,” said Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources), a fire scientist at the University of Alberta, noting such critical fire conditions often allow big fires to do most of their work in a day or a matter of days.
Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) is interviewed about wildfires and how humans have to learn to prevent and live with them.
This map, created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, shows the dominant agricultural systems around the world. (The dark-green areas are forests and the grey is desert.) Photo: Graphic: FAO/State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW)
Large wildfires like the Rim Fire that burned 256,000 acres of the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park in 2013 can have detrimental effects on water supplies for decades. (Photo: USDA Forest Service/Chris Stewart, CC BY 4.0)