SRU research team to study forest fire management in China
March 5, 2019
A faculty-student research team from Slippery Rock University has received a grant to study forest fire management in rural China.
Jialing Wang and Stentor Danielson, associate professors of geography, geology and environment, received a $34,955 grant from ASIANetwork, which is a group of more than 170 North American colleges that strives to encourage the study of Asian countries and cultures, enable students and faculty to experience those cultures first hand and foster collaboration among institutions.
Wang, Danielson and five SRU students will travel to Yunnan, China, July 3-24, 2019, using the town as a case study to map forest fire risks and explore the community's role in forest fire management and help identify sustainable forest management practices for the region.
The SRU students on the research team are:
- Phil Abegg, a junior geography: environmental studies and sustainably major from Coraopolis.
- Anna Burtch, a senior dual major in geography: environmental studies and sustainably and park and resource management from Grove City.
- Haley Hartenstine, a junior geography major from Slippery Rock.
- Corinne Rockefeller, a sophomore geography major from Hiram, Ohio.
- Corrina Yobp, a junior geography major from Valencia.