Dr. Sarah Hart
Across the Western United States, wildfires are increasingly posing significant risks to ecosystems and society, largely due to climate warming, increases in human, past land management practices, and increasing development in the wildland urban interface (WUI). Notably, this past an unprecedented series of large wildfires burned extensively in areas of subalpine forest in the Southern Rocky Mountains. To provide insight into how these forests may respond, here I will review recent research that examines the drivers of post-fire regeneration in Colorado’s subalpine forests and the implications for forest management. Speaker Bio: Sarah Hart is an assistant professor in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University. Her research integrates fine-scale mechanisms with large-scale patterns and processes to understand the causes and consequences of forest disturbance, including wildfire and insect outbreaks.
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