UCR ecologists work toward post-fire rebirth of healthy landscapes   

The worst fire impacts this year are predicted to hit Northern California’s higher elevation forests and Southern California’s chaparral-clad mountainous National Forest lands. To aid recovery, UC Riverside ecologists are collaborating with the US Forest Service to target these spots with new post-fire ecological restoration strategies.

By David Danelski | | Science / Technology

Wildfire dataset could help firefighters save lives and property

WildfireDB contains over 17 million data points that capture how fires have spread in the contiguous United States over the last decade

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

California’s worst wildfires are helping improve air quality prediction

New method measures and predicts air quality in areas with insufficient monitoring

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Study finds natural fires help native bees, improve food security

Native bees that boost food crops are in decline but changing fire management policies could help them. Most flowering plant farms employ honeybees, a non-native species originally imported from Europe and managed by beekeepers. However, research shows that farms surrounded by natural bee habitat have higher crop yields. UC Riverside...

Out of the ashes and into the fire

‘Facing Fire’ explores the beauty, threat, and devastation of California’s growing wildfires

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture