Devonian Wildfires Investigated to Reveal Evidence of Tree Evolution

From the UA News Center | Research performed by postdoctoral researcher Man Lu, along with her advisors Associate Professor Dr. Yuehan Lu and Research Associate (NHM) Dr. Takehito Ikejiri was profiled in the UA news and recently published in Paleo3!

According to the findings, the Earth’s first forest fires appear to have occurred earlier than previously thought. This provides evidence that forests invaded into dry climates for the first time in Earth’s history.