Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) is interviewed about what made conditions so explosive in the 2020 wildfire season.
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.
Rachel McQueen (Human Ecology) is interviewed about new research explaining why odours don’t wash out of polyester.
U of A wildfire scientist Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) is the principal investigator for the NSERC Canadian Wildfire Strategic Network announced today. The new federal network will foster collaborative research aimed at making Canada more resilient to wildfires.
Biodiversity expert Fangliang He (Renewable Resources) comments on a new report that catalogues 308 species, sub-species and varieties of plants and animals found only in Canada.
Humans account for up to 80 per cent of Alberta’s wildfires in May, but that’s likely to change this year as public health measures keep people at home.
Discovery could help regenerate pine stands blighted by beetle attacks.
Adding manure and crop leftovers to leaves and clippings helps earthworms digest them—and speeds up composting by 80 per cent, researchers find.