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Is fire the new normal in the American West?

August 8, 2018

In a video, Professor Monica Turner and her research team and colleagues explore how the patterns of fire and recovery are changing, particularly as the climate warms and drought becomes more common.

Prescribed fire season starts at Arboretum, preserve

March 28, 2018

The spring prescribed fire season is underway at the UW–Madison Arboretum and the campus’s Lakeshore Nature Preserve, and several fires are planned for Wednesday, March 28.

Variable tree growth after fire protects forests from future bark beetle outbreaks

November 7, 2016

Researchers say forest managers may want to consider promoting this natural variability to help protect forests from the insects.

Thrive or fail: Examining forest resilience in the face of fires

September 2, 2016

“It’s not only western forests where these things matter, where disturbances and changing environments shape regional landscapes,” says Wisconsin researcher Monica Turner.

Small fire in Chamberlin Hall quickly extinguished

November 22, 2013

A small electrical fire caused the evacuation of Chamberlin Hall Friday afternoon at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.