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July 17, 2023

Bullard Spotlight: Forest Fires in the Eastern U.S. with Mike Stambaugh

Photo shows Stambaugh working with a group of fire managers and scientists from throughout the northeastern U.S. on the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont

This summer, heavy smoke from forest fires in Canada has reminded many of us of the potential for fires, the history of fire management, and importance of fires to ecosystems processes– even in the eastern part of the country. For Michael Stambaugh, the narrative of changing fire regimes has been of interest for decades, where his research and documentation of