Researcher Wins Prize To Envision How Yellowstone Landscapes Will Look Like In The Future

Oct 4, 2019

What will the future forests of Yellowstone National Park look like? That's what Dr. Monica Turner of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is trying to figure out by creating models for possible ways the Yellowstone ecosystem could react to hotter and dryer weather. Dr. Turner was awarded the Camp Monaco Prize to do just that and then use those scenarios to create pictures of potential future landscape. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska asked Dr. Turner how the model can project the future landscape of Yellowstone.

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