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Red Hot Knowledge

CAFNR students become wildland firefighters

Peter Noble graduated from MU with a B.S. in both forestry and fisheries and wildlife biology, and is currently a seasonal crewmember on Kings Peak Wildland Fire Module on the Ashley National Forest in Utah. Marissa Jo Daniel holds B.S. degrees in forestry and fisheries and wildlife biology and a master‘s degree in forestry from MU, with an emphasis in forest economic s and policy. She works as a Gila Hotshot based in New Mexico on the Gila National Forest.

A Dark and Fiery Day

Mystery of Infamous 'New England Dark Day' Solved by Tree Rings

Erin McMurry, research assistant in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Tree Ring Laboratory, and colleagues base their conclusion on tree ring records from fire-damaged trees around North America. In the International Journal of Wildland Fire, the researchers report that 1780 was a big year for forest fires in eastern North America, due in part to drought around the Great Lakes.