Columbia University Researcher Winslow Hansen has long been intrigued by the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. He grew up in Bozeman, Montana, and his experience in this part of the country compelled him to focus his PhD on issues facing the region. His latest research centers on a local (and national) jewel: Grand Teton National Park. And it’s giving fire managers something to think about.
Hansen’s study, published in Ecological Applications, looks at how fire management in Grand Teton National Park, like prescribed burns, may not actually mitigate fires of the future. He told KHOL about his findings.