Fighting Fire with Fire — Literally

Carla Staver
May 18, 2022

Yale Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Associate Director of the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS), Carla Staver, has started hundreds of fires – experimental ones – in African savannas to learn more about how they start and stop burning, and their impact on the environment. Savanna fires are the most common fires on earth and make a large contribution to the global carbon cycle, so a quantitative understanding of their behavior is more critical than ever. To learn more, please click here for an informative video interview with Carla Staver. 

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