Wildfire season in Canada began early and has been catastrophic with roughly 80 wildfires burning in Alberta, 24 of which are deemed out of control. Western University has the following experts available to media to comment on the impact of wildfires.
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environment
Areas of expertise: Impacts of wildfires on forests, grasslands and woodland plant communities.
Executive Director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Areas of expertise: Wildfire resilient construction, disaster safety and economic policy, disaster resilience and adaptation.
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Geography and Environment
Areas of expertise: Role of climate change and wildfires, drought, climate warming impact on water resources, environmental change in the Canadian Rockies.
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