Wildfires have been increasing in the western U.S. and elsewhere, a trend that is expected to continue with climate change. And while fire plays a vital role in maintaining the health of many ecosystems, it can also be a destructive force that puts human communities at risk.
Bren School professors Sarah Anderson, Andrew Plantinga, and Naomi Tague will introduce the SERI Fire research initiative, which is bringing together an interdisciplinary team to pursue new strategies for managing wildfire under conditions of climate change. They will also discuss the book The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America (Mariner Books, 2010) by Timothy Egan, the official selection for UCSB Reads 2014. The panel will focus on the politics, the economics, and the science of wildfire.
Please join us at the UCSB Library for this informative discussion on Wednesday, January 29th at 4pm in the Library's Mary Cheadle Room, 3rd Floor.