Researchers at the University of Missouri are helping land managers understand how to use controlled fires to reach forest management objectives.

Benjamin Knapp

In a new MU study, published in Forest Ecology and Management, MU researcher Benjamin Knapp examined forest fire data collected since 1949 from the University Forest Conservation Area in southeast Missouri. The data showed how varying frequencies of controlled burns resulted in different forest structures.

Read more about the study here: Prescribed forest fire frequency should be based on land management goals

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