NSF awards more than $18 million to better comprehend links between environmental and human aspects of ecosystems

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Dec. 10, 2019

The social and environmental costs of wildfires have grown dramatically in recent decades, and more information is needed to understand how communities can better organize in the face of this growing hazard, scientists have found.

Now, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation's Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2) program are exploring the potential for adaptive social networks in fire-prone regions to improve communities' ability to cope with increasingly large and intense wildfires.

The grant is one of 16 awards totaling $18.3 million made this year through the program.