Dr. Mike Waddington Public Lecture

  • Boreal Burning! Managing wildfire in an era of warming and drought

    Dr. Mike Waddington

    (School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University)

    McMaster Innovation Park Rm 1, 6-9 pm, Oct 24

    Dr. Waddington is a professor of ecohydrology with decades of experience in boreal wetland and ecosystem restoration expertise. His lecture will address the question “How can boreal ecosystems be managed to reduce the risk of catastrophic collapse while protecting human health, property and economic activity from wildfire?” using an integrated watershed-ecosystems approach, and will discuss a potential strategy to mitigate wildfire severity in Alberta’s Boreal Plains.

    Following the lecture, a free wine and cheese reception will be held.