Wednesday, September 28, 2022

PUBlic Professor Series: Living with the changing flammability of forests

Join geography and environment professor, Dr. Laura Chasmer, as she explores

Living with the changing flammability of forests

Thursday, September 29, 2022 – 7-9 p.m. (MST)

Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge
320 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta
Free. Everyone welcome. Space is limited.
Limited light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Livestream: This talk will also be live streamed on Zoom. While we’d love to see you in person, we understand that some may not be able to attend. Please join us on Zoom and use the Q&A function to have your questions answered. Please note that you will gain access to the Zoom room once the speaker takes the stage (between 7-7:15 p.m.).

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Like many places worldwide, Canada is experiencing increasing impacts from wildfires. Our summers are becoming smokier, fire seasons are getting longer, and fires are becoming more severe and complex, putting communities at risk. When fires impact communities, important questions are asked: Why are wildfires changing? How are they changing? What can we do to protect communities from fire?

In this presentation, you’ll receive a quick introduction to fire behaviour. We’ll then explore how significant changes in forests make fires less predictable and how forests recover from fire. Finally, we’ll look at some innovations under development at the U of L to help fire managers better understand and control fires.

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