Wildfires and inland mountain forests: Is nonforest vital to forest resilience?
April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This presentation introduces a new line of research; one examining the role that nonforest plays in the wildfire resilience of inland montane forests. In past work, we were consistently surprised by the amount of nonforest (grasslands-shrublands-sparse woodlands-bare ground) we encountered in reconstructions of early 20th century forest landscapes. Now, we take a closer look at the provincial abundance and distribution of nonforest and its potential relevance.