A burning question: Maria Stahl’s senior thesis examines the role of fire in wildlife recovery

For her senior thesis, Maria Stahl of the Class of 2020 studied whether herbivores’ grazing behavior was influenced by how often tracts of land had been burned. Stahl conducted vegetation surveys at 12 sites in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park that had burned at least once in the past 18 years, assessing the amount of woody biomass (trees and shrubs), grass both old and new, and bare earth.https://bit.ly/3frSSrB