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posted by Laurie in on Jan 20, 2014 - View profile

Vancouver, BC

Deep Time, Global Change and YOU: A Long View of Fire, Climate and People

A free public talk and discussion presented by Dr. Cathy Whitlock, Montana State University

- 8:30pm
Thursday February 13 2014

Venue: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1900, Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Address: 515 West Hastings
Cost: free
Accessibility: yes

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In the last 20 years, we have had more fires than in recent history, & burning is increasing at an alarming rate. These fires raise important questions: Are current levels of burning unprecedented? What is the role of climate change in altering natural fire systems? Do our forest ecosystems have the capacity to survive increased fire activity? Our understanding of wildland fires benefits from deep-time perspectives. Dr. Whitlock will describe how.

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