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Firefighters Blaze Forest Fire Silhouettes Wildfire

Professor uses statistics to better assess California wildfire risks

Posted on November 26, 2018

Destructive wildfires in California cause the loss of homes, businesses and human life each year. Benjamin Shaby, a Penn State statistics professor and ICDS co-hire, is working to help mitigate the effects of these natural disasters by applying complex statistical models to better understand the likeliness that extreme forest fires will develop.

Read the full story on Penn State News.


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