Skip to main content
Vanderbilt Background Photo

‘Oster Lab’

New technique unlocks ancient history of climate and wildfires recorded in California cave rocks

Jan. 19, 2023—Data gained could help with fire activity predictions and environmental planning NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A newly developed technique is revealing how prehistoric climate change shaped fire activity in California. The new data suggest that increased climate whiplash—change between extreme wetness and dryness—occurred at the same time as increases in fire activity in the region. Recent...

Read more