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Wildfire Ecology Devastation And Recovery


August 21, 2017

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Seedling Regeneration

For years a heated debate has been held about forest fires and the impact they have on humans and the environment. The arguments in either direction are myriad, complex and not without bias. Hardline environmentalists tout the regenerative effects of controlled and wild burns in fire-dependent environments, while home and property owners decry the negative health effects and destructive flames of blazes, both that are purposefully set as well as wild-caused fires that are subsequently allowed to burn.

As both a human being and a plant ecologist I find it's difficult to remain objective w...

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