PubTalk 06/2019 — USGS Fire Science
Title: USGS Fire Science: Understanding why wildlands burn and what can be done about it
- Wildfires are expensive, dangerous, and have massive impacts on people and ecosystems, yet ecosystems evolved with wildland fire.
- USGS fire scientists help understand what factors affect wildland fire occurrence, intensity, spread, and effects.
- What can be done to reduce the damaging effects of wildfires and increase the beneficial aspects of wildland fire - USGS works with fire and land managers to indentify cost effective options.
Note: The video ends just before the question and answer segment begins. However, the transcript contains the questions and answers that were not recorded on video.