This scientist changing our understanding of forest fires has been recognized by her hometown

CBC News
February 24, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

Chelene Hanes and Matthew Shoemaker

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario — In her time researching wildfires, Chelene Hanes has watched a changing climate change our understanding of how forests burn. Hanes, a wildland fire research scientist with Natural Resources Canada, says researchers are updating their models to account for a warmer planet. …Research from the Canadian Fire Service (CFS), a branch of Natural Resources Canada, helps develop new and better ways to fight wildfires. Hanes is based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. and was one of two people this year to receive the city’s medal of merit. “Dr. Hanes has not only enhanced the scholarly landscape of the community but has also ignited a passion for climate change, forest fire, and drought management in others,” the city said in its announcement for the recognition.

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