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WWU Environmental Speaker Series

October 27, 2022 @ 4:30 am 5:30 pm

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Every Thursday: Sep 22 – Dec 1 at 4:30see entire list of speakers

Oct 27: Forest fires in western Cascadia

Dr. Brian Harvey

It’s easy to think of forest fires in the Northwest as a phenomenon that occurs on the east side of the cascades in dry, inland forests. However, fires play a key role in shaping the wet forests west of the Cascade Crest – in the past, present, and future. In this talk, I will discuss our ongoing research projects examining forest fires in western Washington and northwestern Oregon (“Western Cascadia”). This work is being co-produced with state, Tribal, local, and Federal partners, where we are looking at what drives fires in western Cascadia, what are the characteristics of these fires and their spatial patterns, and what are their effects for post-fire vegetation trajectories and future disturbance probability.

The Environmental Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Talks are held each Thursday at 4:30 pm in Academic Instructional Center West, room 204. Paid parking is available in lot C. Or join us online on Zoom!

More information about the speaker series is available here, and past Environmental Speaker Series recordings are available here.