Lack of Tree Regeneration After Wildfires Due to Climate Change

In an interview with Montana Public Radio, Dr. Philip Higuera, Associate Professor of Fire Ecology at the University of Montana, discusses recent research that shows fewer trees are growing back after recent wildfires because of climate change. By analyzing seedling regeneration in burned landscapes Dr. Higuera and other researchers found that increasingly warmer and drier conditions were negatively impacting the survival of these seedlings and ultimately leading to decreased forest density.