Farmers are constantly changing their agricultural practices, and these changes can have significant impacts on our global climate. Dr. Sean Sloan, Canada Research Chair in the Human Dimensions of Sustainability and Resilience, aims to reveal how agricultural changes influence reforestation and wildfire dynamics.
He and his research team seek to clarify the extent and nature of reforestation and related wildfires around the world. They aim to improve our understanding of the nature of global forest change by developing new Earth observations that link local and regional agrarian and forestry trends. Sloan and his team are also advancing new theoretical models of forest recovery and wildfires, satellite datasets and enhanced research networks. Ultimately, their research will help mitigate climate change by suggesting new techniques to restore forests and prevent wildfires.