Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: William McClain (left), a botanist with the Illinois State Museum; with botanist John Ebinger and ecologist Greg Spyreas of the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois, looked to tree scars for physical evidence of fires over a period of 226 years in southern Illinois.
Credit: L. Brian Stauffer
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