EarthTalks to examine fire, climate change and human activity in South America

October 05, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — South American forests are biodiversity hotspots, but fires caused by climate change and human activity threaten to alter these ecosystems and pose challenges to conservation. Alejandra Domic, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State, will deliver a talk titled "Holocene fire history in South America: responses to climate change and human activities" at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11. The talk, which is free and open to the public, takes place via Zoom.

Domic’s talk is part of the fall 2021 EESI EarthTalks series, “Fire in the Earth System.” The series addresses humanity’s long relationship with fire, how humans and climate create conditions conducive to megafires, and how policy makers and land managers can address the fire problem. For more information about the fall 2021 series, visit the EarthTalks web page.

The fall 2021 EESI EarthTalks series is supported by Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.

Last Updated October 05, 2021