“So far, we have dodged the bullet and our fire season isn’t too bad. But the potential is there,” Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources)
Joseph Birch’s (ALES) study on how fungal networks benefit trees is highlighted in this science blog.
Joseph Birch (ALES) discusses his study that shows the more fungal colonies mature trees are connected to, the better they grow – an important discovery for forest management and climate change response.
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.
Wildfire expert Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) narrates this YouTube video. He said not only are humans responsible for most forest fires and almost all are preventable.
World on Fire, is a five-part podcast that takes us to the front lines of out of control wildfires in Canada, Australia and California. Recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, hosts Adrienne Lamb and wildfire expert Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) look at what it takes to find hope…
Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) is interviewed about wildfires and how humans have to learn to prevent and live with them.
Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources), who directs the Western Partnership for Wildland Fire Science at the U of A, remembers the first report of a fire-created thunderstorm in 1986.
According to Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources), more than 80 per cent of Alberta’s wildfires in May are started by humans, citing potential ignition sources like campfires or sparks from recreational vehicles.
A majority of forests in Canada face a higher-than-normal wildfire risk this summer, say federal scientists. Mike Flannigan (ALES) is interviewed.