Why Are Forest Fires Important to Us? Prof Explains in National Post


An article by integrative biology professor Merritt Turetsky was published in the National Post July 19.

The article looks at how wildfires are changing Canada’s boreal forests and effects on Canadians. It originally appeared in The Conversation Canada.

Turetsky says forest fires are already changing northern forests, and more fires are expected in the coming years. “Wildfire perhaps can be viewed as a climate change beacon, a harbinger of things to come,” she writes.