Laurie Stahle from the Department of Earth Science presents: Paleofire & Vegetation Patterns
- Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 4:30pm to 5:20pm
- Gaines Hall - view map
On Thursday, January 12th from 4:30pm - 5:20pm at Gaines Hall 243, Laurie Stahle from PhD student in the Paleoecology Lab at MSU's Department of Earth Sciences will give a presentation titled: Paleofire & Vegetation Patterns in Tasmania.
Please see the summary below for more information about her presentation:
"The Wildfire PIRE research project seeks to advance research and education on the extent to which human activities, vegetation change, and climate change interact to alter fire regimes and ecosystem dynamics in New Zealand, Tasmania, Patagonia and the Western U.S. Our work in Tasmania has focused on long-term fire-climate-vegetation-human dynamics. Holocene-length records of fire activity and vegetation change have been compiled in different ecosystems and compared to climate and archeological data. Our paleoenvironmental records document substantial shifts in both fire and vegetation since the last glacial period. At some study sites and during certain periods, climate changes have driven these shifts, while anthropogenic use of fire has driven changes at different sites and time periods. These drivers and the relationships will be explored in this talk." - Laurie Stahle
- Department of Earth Sciences