Wildfires have been around since the dawn of life on land. They are vital to many ecosystems, recycling nutrients and increasing soil fertility. People have long been starting and controlling wildfires to manage croplands. But for as many benefits as they bring, there are serious downsides such as contributing to deforestation, emitting carbon dioxide, affecting … Continue reading ICL is leading the way on understanding, predicting and co-existing with wildfires globally. Prof Iain Colin Prentice and colleagues were awarded £10 million to set up the Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society.