Our October Power Lunch will feature Malcolm North, Research Ecologist for the Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station. He will be discussing why forest fires and smoke have become such a problem and why the fire situation in California has gotten so bad in the last 20 years. He'll also tackle topics such as: the role of climate change and forest management in this new fire regime, what actions are most effective for reducing Mammoth’s fire risk and will heavy smoke and forest closures become an annual event.
Malcolm North is a Research Forest Ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, and an Affiliate Professor of Forest Ecology, Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis. He received his Master of Forest Science at Yale University and his PhD in Forest Ecology from the University of Washington. His research includes work on examining forest restoration and ecosystem response, wildlife, wildfire and forest carbon dynamics published in more than 180 articles. His lab (students and postdocs) primarily focus on forest and fire ecology of Sierra Nevada forests.
If you are unable to attend in-person, but would still like to hear the presentation please reach out to Brianna Goico at firstname.lastname@example.org.