CA Fire Seminar Series: Prof. Merritt Turetsky. Boreal megafires, thawing permafrost and the erosion of ecological legacie

By Pau Costa Foundation

9 March 2021
Wildfires and climate change / Incendios Forestales y Cambio Climático

Tuesday, March 09 at 3 pm PST. A virtual chat will be held with the speaker immediately afterwards (4:00 – 5:00 pm, PST). 

Title: Boreal megafires, thawing permafrost and the erosion of ecological legacie

 Abstract: We are excited for Prof Turetsky to take us on a little journey on some of the interesting problems she has solved and is working on now. For more details please check out her website at:
https://www.turetskylab.com/

Biography: Dr. Merritt Turetsky is the Director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is an ecosystem ecologist and carbon cycle scientist with several decades of experience working across the Boreal and Arctic biomes.  Her research explores the impacts of changing disturbance regimes on high latitude regions and the Earth's climate system, as well as how these changes impact ecosystem services and northerners who depend on the land. 
Fire behaviour patterns and fire typologies
Fire impacts assessment (soil, biodiversity, water supply, carbon stocks and others)
Perception, culture of risk and communication
Others