Life in Dead Forests

Life in Dead Forests

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 172 , Segment 2

Episode: Orson Scott Card, Life in Dead Forests, Likely to Succeed

  • Nov 4, 2015 10:00 pm
  • 18:49 mins

Guest: Mark Harmon, PhD, professor and Richardson Chair of Forest Science at Oregon State University  What’s a dead tree good for, other than for firewood or pulp to make paper? Dead is dead, right?  From forest scientist Mark Harmon’s perspective, a dead tree might actually be more lively than a living one. Harmon is a professor at Oregon State University who studies the thriving ecosystems in fallen logs. His work makes the case for not clearing out dead trees and log debris from forests.

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