Published: Feb. 3, 2022

Alum and former Outstanding CLAS Graduate Student Elizabeth Pansing and Integrative Biology Professor Diana Tomback are part of a team that recently published the paper, "Limitations to Propagule Dispersal Will Constrain Postfire Recovery of Plants and Fungi in Western Coniferous Forests” in the high impact journal, BioScience. The research highlights how changing fire regimes are leading to more frequent and severe fires, resulting in a decline in seed and fungal spore availability and restrictions on seed dispersal. This paper is especially timely given the major fire seasons the West has experienced. Pansing is now a scientist at American Forests.