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NAPA, SONOMA COUNTIES — As the Tubbs, Atlas, and Nuns fires raged across northern California, WERC's Jon Keeley appeared on NPR to provide insight into fire ecology across the state.

USGS WERC's Jon Keeley is an expert in wildfire ecology, wildfire effects on California ecosystems, and environmental variables that can affect fire patterns. He appeared on air with NPR to provide insight into the factors driving fire ecology in the wake of the fires in northern California. A recording of the NPR interview is available online. The segment is about 47 minutes long. Keeley comes on toward the beginning, at about 15 minutes in, 18:30 minutes in, 33:10 minutes, and about 40 minutes in.