Earth, Wind and Fire: Impact of Fire on Aeolian Processes in Partially Vegetated Dune Landscapes

About this talk

What causes fires in sand dunes? How can we explain the role of partially vegetated dunes in these fires? Rosie Huck discusses this in her talk on aeolian processes and her research into sand dunes in particular. Rosie Huck also explains the uses of technology in this field of study, as well as its current limitations in catching the full scale of the fires in these partially vegetated sand dunes. This talk will be interesting for those considering Geography, Biology and Environmental Science.

You can find Rosie Huck’s talk by scrolling down, as well as some further resources which are closely linked to this topic!

Further Resources

If you would like to learn more about sand dune formation and the impact of climate change on their existence, as well as the natural habitats that can be found in sand dunes, have a look at this page from the Wildlife Trust here.

If you are interested in the impact of climate change and the increase in unpredictable weather events in making these fires more likely, have a look at this page from NASA’s research on climate change by clicking here.

Rosie Huck
Rosie Huck

Rosie Huck is a DPhil student at St. John’s College, Oxford in the School of Geography and the Environment. Rosie Huck specialises in modelling responses to environmental changes in drylands such as sand dunes, particularly where the changes include wind erosion or vegetation. Before beginning her DPhil at Oxford, Rosie Huck completed a BSc in Geography at Arizona State University and an MSc in Polar and Alpine Change at the University of Sheffield.
You can find out more about Rosie Huck’s research and interests by clicking here.