Wildfires affect cave diversity underneath scorched surfaces

October 12, 2021 3:22 pm

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211012112233.htm

The landscape at Lava Beds National Monument in northern California is typically home to sage and junipers, with unique lava caves twisting underneath the surface. But in the summers of 2020 and 2021, wildfires tore through the region, burning thousands of acres and leaving the surface charred.

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