Fire regimes in northern Minnesota create a mosaic of different forest types on the landscape. We will examine how fire behavior creates these patterns, interaction of fire with other disturbances such as windstorms, and climate change impacts on the disturbance regime.
Lee E. Frelich, PhD, is Director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology. H has authored more than 195 publications with 285 coauthors from 25 countries and is listed among the top 1% of all scientists in the world in the Ecology and Environment category by the Web of Science. Frelich has provided consulting services on forest management for the U.S. Army, Air Force, National Forest Service, and National Park Service. Current research interests include large-scale fire and wind, earthworm invasion, and climate change in temperate and boreal forests.