Hypothesis B: “Wildfires sterilize the soil and cause irreversible
soil damage—therefore reducing long-term productivity.”
Hypothesis A: “Because thinning reduces fuels, it also
reduces fire movement and severity.”
Here, we explore several
hypotheses of general interest to
the public and draw conclusions
based on measured results.
seek to apply the scientific method
of exposing theory to data.
“Wildfires increase biodiversity.”