EarthTalks to examine history of fire in tropical Asia from ice age to present

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The forests in tropical Asia provide clean drinking water, food, shelter and much more to hundreds of millions of people, but climate change and human activity are affecting fire activity in the region. Rebecca Hamilton, postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute, will deliver a talk titled "Fire dynamics in tropical Asia: from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene" at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. The talk, which is free and open to the public, takes place via Zoom.

Hamilton’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 policymakers and land managers can address the fire problem. For more information about the fall 2021 series, visit the EarthTalks webpage.

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

Last Updated October 26, 2021