Continuing into August, MTRI will be hosting weekly seminars on Thursday evenings from 7 – 8 p.m. These seminars will be online so you can sign up on Zoom, catch our Facebook live stream or watch afterwards on our YouTube channel. This month our seminars will feature mosquito diversity in Nova Scotia, wildfires in Canada, fungi of Hemlock forests, parasites in White-Tailed Deer and the impact of warming waters on fish! You can register on Zoom using the links below.
The 2023 fire season in Canada has drawn widespread attention due to the exceptional area burned and the number of people affected. This seminar will help participants contextualize this year with an understanding of historical levels of fire activity and the natural role wildfires play in our forests, both nationally and provincially. We will conclude by discussing how modern climate change and fire suppression have contributed to recent and ongoing changes to Canadian fire activity and the associated ecological impacts of shifting fire regimes.