On the Environment: Matthew Hurteau
December 31, 2021 – Matthew Hurteau is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico. He’s an ecologist who studies climate change mitigation and adaptation in forest system. In this essay, he talks about his professional–and personal–relationship with landscapes that have burned in recent wildfires. He explains ways to mitigate future catastrophic wildfires and addresses misinformation about some of those strategies. Hurteau’s work was featured in a 2018 episode of Our Land about tree species in the burn scar of the 2011 Las Conchas Fire in the Jemez Mountains.
Guest: Matthew Hurteau, ecologist and professor, UNM Biology Department
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