EarthTalks to discuss fire regimes and feedbacks in Patagonian temperate forests

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Changes in climate and human activity have impacted the way fires burn and vegetation regrows in temperate forests in South America. Understanding what drives these fire regimes and how forests respond to fire can aid conservation efforts. Andrés Holz, associate professor of geography at Portland State University, will deliver a talk titled "Fire regimes and flammability feedbacks in Patagonian temperate forests" at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place via Zoom.

Holz’s talk is part of the fall 2021 EESI EarthTalks series, “Fire in the Earth System.” The series addresses humanity’s long relationship with fire, how humans and climate create conditions conducive to megafires, and how policy makers and land managers can address the fire problem. For more information about the fall 2021 series, visit the EarthTalks web page.

The fall 2021 EESI EarthTalks series is supported by Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.

Last Updated October 20, 2021