We here in the great state of New York live in a fairly natural disaster free region. The threat of massive earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or all-consuming wildfires is relatively minimal. However, in places like California, the Rocky Mountains, and the Southern United States, wildfires are a stark reality to the people and ecosystems of the region. Over time, the regions adapt ecologically to make wildfires a beneficial, natural process. But why?
Name: Dr. Timothy B. Mihuc
Capacity: Professor of Environmental Science
Campus: SUNY Plattsburgh
Research: Focuses on aquatic ecology, which is of stream, lakes, and river systems, as well as invertebrate community dynamics, invasive species, and food web dynamics. Dr. Mihuc is also the Director of the Lake Champlain Research Institute.