In this EcoQuestions session, we hear from Kara Barron. Kara is the Science and Outreach Manager at the Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ. As part of her position, she manages the seed collection program that supports restoration projects along the Upper Gila River. She graduated from ASU in 2018 with a master’s degree in Plant Biology and Conservation where she studied the impact of wildfire and restoration on plant community composition of the Arizona Upland subdivision of the Sonoran Desert.
The Sonoran Desert is not fire adapted. Kara will discuss what that means and, more specifically, how plant communities respond as well as how some individual plants respond and how a future with more frequent wildfires will alter the plant community composition.
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