Hypnotic Animations Show Why Trees Depend on Forest Fires
ELEANOR LUTZ IS a matchmaker, but not for people. Instead she pairs knotty scientific topics with sublime visuals and publishes them on her blog, Tabletop Whale.
Lutz’s latest setup involves a category of plants that need fire to survive. Fire ecology, as it’s known among scientists, acknowledges wild land fires as instrumental to a functioning ecosystem—a point of view likely lost on most.