November Science Seminar: Fire in the Apostle Islands Lakeshore: How Paleoecology Can Inform Ecological Stewardship of Pine Forest & Barrens Communities

Date and Time
November 27, 2023, 12:00 pm CST
Event Type: Science Seminar 
Location: Virtual 
Paleoecology can provide ecological and historical context to inform discussions of ecological stewardship, by providing insight into how disturbances, especially fire, can either stabilize or promote change under changing climatic conditions.

In our November Science Seminar, Dr. Bob Booth of Lehigh University will present results from a collaborative project that used palaeoecological approaches to help inform discussions about the role of fire in managing an ecologically and culturally important pine-dominated landscape on Wiisaakodewan-minis (Stockton Island) in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore of Wisconsin.
Bob Booth

Bob Booth

Bob is a professor in the Earth & Environmental Science Department at Lehigh University. Read his full bio here

The header image for this post is a prescribed fire on the northern end of Wiisaakodewan-minis that was completed by the National Park Service and Tribal partners. (Credit: National Park Service)