BIOLOGY SEMINAR TO BE HELD ABOUT 1999 TOWER LAKE FIRE

            MARQUETTE – The biology department at Northern Michigan University will sponsor a seminar at 4 p.m. Friday, March 21, in the Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building of the Seaborg Science Complex at NMU. Sarah Pratt, a graduate student, will be presenting “Early Vegetation Dynamics Following the 1999 Tower Lake Fire in Northern Michigan.”

            Pratt did two field seasons of research in the Tower Lake fire area in 2000 and 2001.

            “My research documents the effect of the fire on the vegetation and the response of the vegetation in the second growing season after the fire,” she said. “I also documented the landscape scale distribution of one post-fire colonizer, Bristly sarsaparilla, after the fire and related it to physical and environmental factors including fire severity.”

            There is no admission cost and all are invited to attend.

Sarah Pratt can be reached at 906-475-4014.



Prepared By
Jessica Holman
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