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A Spark of Inspiration

MU Forestry Professor Rich Guyette develops a novel equation to understand and predict fire

Rich Guyette knows fire. He’s studied it for more than thirty years and the samples he’s collected and analyzed have helped to create a historical record of fire in North America spanning 400 years. Till recently, he approached research like most fire scientists, focusing on the fuel source, thinking about local management questions and publishing research studies such as “Fire…