February 24, 2021
Hosted By Dr. Sally Koerner
There is a long and reciprocal relationship between fire and grasses. Fire has played a major role in the historical and contemporary success of the Poaceae (grass) family and grasses have, in turn, fueled the most frequent fire regimes on Earth. Here I’ll discuss the work I’ve done exploring the role of fire as an evolutionary pressure shaping the functional traits of grasses.