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Fire and Climate across scales: A North American perspective

This event has been rescheduled from 9 March 2023.

Seminar presented by Piyush Jain, Research Scientist with the Canadian Forest Service.

In the United States and Canada, wildfires are responsible for burning an average of almost five million hectares each year.

Weather and climate play a critical role in determining wildfire activity with the largest fires usually occurring with one or more days of extreme hot, dry and windy conditions. Although fire is a natural and necessary process in many North American ecosystems, human activity and climate change are now modifying fire regimes.

After providing an overview of wildfire regimes in North America, Piyush will discuss some of the research that he is involved with examining the influence of weather and climate on fire across multiple spatial and temporal scales.

About the speaker

Piyush Jain is a Research Scientist with the Canadian Forest Service.

His main areas of study include the meteorological drivers of wildfire ignition and spread, developing improved models for fire weather forecasting, and examining the implications of a changing change on historical and future wildfire regimes.

Streaming details

Zoom link:
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Date Thursday, 16 March 2023
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience Public,Postgraduate students,Staff
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentCentre for Sustainability
LocationCentre for Sustainability, Toroa Seminar Room, 563 Castle St, Dunedin
Contact NameMary-Jane Campbell or Nicki Topliss
Contact Phone+64 3 479 5220

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