Milakovsky presents on the impacts of Russia’s war on Ukraine’s forests
The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment welcomed researchers Brian Milakovsky and Sergiy Zibtsev for a virtual talk “Russia’s War and Ukraine’s Forests: Destruction and Resilience” on April 10, 2023.
The webinar explored how the current war is affecting Ukraine’s forests, specifically how Russia’s artillery war has been affecting the radiation-contaminated Chornobyl Exclusion Zone and the Siversky Donets River ecosystem of Eastern Ukraine over the past year. They focused on the social-environmental history and present day effects of war and climate change on these forest-steppe ecosystems and the people that live there. They hoped to provide insights on forest management for social and forest resilience to war, fire, and past mis-management.