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Adapting to the New Age of Wildfire

Presented by the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Originally Aired: Wednesday, September 20, 2023


Maui, Greece, Canada, the Western U.S. — across the globe, wildfires are increasing in frequency, size, and severity. Between fire and smoke, few communities are insulated from impacts. Extraordinary events like these will likely become the new normal due to climate change. We are entering uncharted fire territory.

Join Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for a science conversation exploring how wildfires are transforming landscapes and communities, with a focus on the power of predictive science to address the fire crisis. Topics to be explored include: impacts to air and water resources, fire-driven shifts in ecosystems, breaking the climate change-fire feedback loop, and how advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and computing can inform stewardship and management that reduce wildfire risk.

This event will feature Cary President Dr. Joshua Ginsberg in conversation with Dr. Winslow Hansen, a forest ecologist at Cary and Director of the Western Fire and Forest Resilience Collaborative, which brings together ten premier research teams to advance a fire science agenda co-developed with decision makers. By weaving together fieldwork, remote sensing data, and state-of-the-art modeling, the Collaborative will ensure the best science guides fire policy, management, and community adaptation.

Interested in how predictive fire ecology can address the unfolding fire crisis? Join the discussion. The event will include a Q&A, and registrants can also submit questions in advance.

Registration via EventBrite required.


This event is funded in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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