Researcher illustrates animal behaviour in wildfire-burned forest

Caribou on Road

Geneviève Degré-Timmons, a PhD candidate with the University of Laval, is studying how and why wildlife use burned lands. She lives in Chibougamau, Que., but travels to the Northwest Territories for her work. Her research isn't conclusive, but so far indicates that for the first ten years after a fire, there's an emergence of vascular plants that are rich in protein and other nutrients. Her research focuses on caribou, but she said those plants can attract moose too.

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