UCLA research project will examine extent of damage from Woolsey Fire on Santa Monica Mountains’ plant and animal life

February 14, 2019

A new UCLA research project led by Brad Shaffer, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will examine plant and animal recovery following the Woolsey fire, which burned more than 150 square miles in the Santa Monica Mountains in November 2018.

The project will monitor the recovery of native plants, invasive grasses and animals, paying special attention to whether areas that were burned more severely recover differently than areas that did not burn as completely. 

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