December 10, 2020 1:00 am / 2:00 am

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About the lecture: Fire frequency and severity has been increasing in many locations around the world. Along with negative outcomes for public safety, climate change, and the environment, fires contribute to air pollution concentrations that are harmful to public health. However, it is challenging to separate the contribution of fires to overall air pollution exposure and associated public health outcomes. In this talk, Dr. Marlier will describe how a combined remote sensing and atmospheric modeling approach can be used to examine the connections land management decisions, climatic variability, air pollution concentrations, and downwind public health outcomes. She will share results from two studies in Indonesia and California to explore various opportunities to reduce future air pollution from fires.
 

About the speaker: Miriam Marlier is an Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Change in the Environmental Health Sciences Department at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist with broad interests in examining interactions between environmental change and public health using remote sensing data and interdisciplinary modeling techniques. Some of her recent research projects include forecasting the influence of different conservation and development policies in Indonesia on fire emissions, air pollution, and regional public health outcomes, understanding the physical climate drivers of fire activity in the western U.S., and using remote sensing data to improve responses to natural disasters. Dr. Marlier previously worked as an Associate Physical Scientist at the RAND Corporation.

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