Our study about the impact of land-use changes - such as the mission establishment, the Gold Rush, and Smokey the Bear - on past wildfire regimes in the Sierra Nevada in California was published in PNAS today. This was the result of a collaboration with Alan Taylor (PSU), Carl Skinner, and Scott Stephens. The work was funded by the Joint Fire Science Program and the USGS Southwest Climate Science Center, amongst others. UANews wrote a press release about it.
Amy has been selected as a 2017 UA Carson Scholar. Congratulations Amy!
Valerie gave a talk on November 4 - the day that the Paris Climate Agreement entered into force - at the Kavli Frontiers in Science Symposium at the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. She talked in the 'Causes and Consequences of Climate and Weather Extremes' session. A link to her talk will be posted here as soon as it's available.