Tom Veblen's work showcased in new fire exhibit at the University of Colorado Museum
A new exhibit at the University of Colorado Museum features Professor Tom Veblen's lab and research. The exhibition includes a visual history of how the devastating 2010 Fourmile Canyon Fire started and spread, interviews and video with scientists, firefighters and residents. Displays highlight the role weather, geography and forest density play in the spread and intensity of fires. Visitors learn why forest fires in the Rockies differ from those in other areas and what types of fires are natural for the forests in Boulder County. Burning questions such as, "Do trees killed by bark beetles increase fire danger?" and "What can we learn from fire scarred trees?" are answered. Visit this exhibition and learn the ecological importance of fires and how environmental and human factors affect fire activity.