Massive wildfires are on the rise and climate change is making them worse. But… wildfires aren’t naturally a bad thing. They clean up debris, bring back nutrients, and some trees need them to seed. The problem? They’re getting way too hot and severe. So, Duke experts are working on lighting forests on fire – on purpose – with prescribed burns. These smaller fires, run by burn bosses, burn just enough for positive effects and restoring the environment.
Series: Campus as a Research Lab A Climate Commitment Series
This series aligns with the Duke Climate Commitment, which unites the university’s education, research, operations and public service missions to address the climate crisis.