Prof. Rachel Blakey: Extreme wildfires increase risky behavior of mountain lions (Scientific American)

Assistant Professor Rachel Blakey, who specializes in climate change biology, is the lead author of a new study that identified extreme wildfires as a significant threat to Southern California mountain lions. After the 2018 Woolsey Fire, the big cats crossed roads more often and exhibited other risky behaviors as they search for new habitats. 

This article was originally published by Scientific American on October 21, 2022.