Green Again Madagascar
October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Tall Timbers and Birdsong Nature Center for a Lunch & Learn presentation on October 1st from Noon to 1:00 with Matt Hill from Green Again Madagascar in the Komarek Education Center at Tall Timbers (13093 Henry Beadel Rd, Tallahassee, FL). As fire becomes more common in rainforests due to climate change, understanding tolerance of rainforest tree species to fire becomes increasingly important. Madagascar’s northeast coast is particularly vulnerable to fire given the spread of the fern, Dicranopteris linearis, which is extremely flammable and promotes its own dominance in this region. The objective of the study was to investigate which Malagasy tree species were better able to survive a wildfire disturbance and what site conditions or species characteristics were associated with survival.
Join Matt on his visit back to the states for a look at this fascinating project on resilience with implications for restoration practitioners who work amidst highly flammable fuels.