#23-Forest Fire Research with Ellen Whitman and Dan Thompson

Fire is both a destructive and rejuvenating force in the Boreal forest. It can consume vast areas of vegetation, while at the same time, making room and creating habitat for new growth. In this episode, we discuss some of the research being done by Ellen and Dan in relation to forest fires. We discuss the Fire Weather Index and its variables, the Fort McMurray and Slave Lake wildfires, burn severity, new growth and much more.