On July 29th, Southern Fire Exchange’s Dr. Rae Crandall will be live on Reddit’s “I Am A” page answering questions about wildland fire. She has experience as a wildland firefighter in the West, a fire ecology researcher at the University Florida, and a prescribed fire practitioner across the US, so be sure to ask her anything about wildland fire!
More about Dr. Crandall:
“I am a forestry professor at the University of Florida who studies the effects of wildland fire on plants. Some people call me a pyromaniac, because I love to light prescribed fires as much as I love to measure and study plants. As an undergraduate student, I volunteered on a prescribed fire, “caught the fire bug”, and have been passionate about teaching others about the benefits of prescribed fire ever since. I have worked as a wildland firefighter in the West, and as a fire lighter across many states of the U.S. Ask me anything about wildland fire!
I am also the mother of two young boys, who enjoy going hiking and learning about the positive effects of using prescribed fire for management of our natural areas.”
You can learn more about Dr. Crandall’s research here.Continue Reading