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.

Read more on https://www.wired.com/2017/02/eleanor-lutz-science-infographics-paper-and-fire/

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