Wildland Fire Seminar Series
In recent years, wildfire has gone from an infrequent and distant news item to a centerstage issue spanning many consecutive weeks for urban and suburban communities. Frequent wildfires are changing everyday lives for California in numerous ways -- from public safety power shutoffs to hazardous air quality -- that seemed inconceivable as recently as 2015. Moreover, elevated wildfire risk in the western United States (and similar climates globally) is here to stay into the foreseeable future.
In this seminar series, we hear from a spectrum of researchers, decision makers, and industry experts on some important issues and challenges related to wildland fires. This seminar series is co-sponsored by the Bill Lane Center for the American West, the Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford Sustainability Data Science, and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
This seminar series is also intended as a springboard for students interested in participating in Spring Quarter's Big Earth Hackathon: Wildland Fire Challenge. Attendees can expect to hear about some of the most pressing wildfire related problems requiring innovative solutions.
For more seminar info & non-Stanford access, please contact Derek Fong at email@example.com.