Are you a journalist covering: the growing length of wildfire seasons in the U.S. and globally; the increasing frequency, size and destructive impacts of such fires; inequities in these and other climate change enhanced disasters; and/or the rising challenges and dangers of fighting wildfires? University of Maryland faculty experts are exploring the changing wildfire landscape from these perspectives and many more.
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- Monitoring Wildfires from Space:
- Chris Justice researches satellite-based fire monitoring and land cover and land use change.
- Tatiana Laboda studies wildland fire, biodiversity, climate change, public health and the interactions of these with other human and physical factors. Her work includes assessing impacts of wildfire on ecosystems and climate, and assessing the impacts of conservation policies on poor rural communities.
- Louis Giglio uses remote sensing to study both active wildfires and burned areas and to measure global fire emissions. Giglio is an internationally known developer of algorithms used all over the world for active fire detection and burned-area mapping.
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