Michael Coughlan, Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Michael Coughlan

Assistant Research Professor, Institute for Resilient Organizations, Communities, and Environments
Associate Director, Ecosystem Workforce Program
Practice Areas: Wildfire Smoke, Wildfires, Fire Management, Landscape Conservation, Historical Ecology, Cultural Fire

Faculty bio

Michael Coughlan is an environmental anthropologist. His work examines social, cultural, and ecological aspects of landscape conservation with a specific focus on fire management. He uses a social-ecological systems approach to study historical and contemporary interactions between society and wildfires.  

Recent Media:
UO researchers seeking public input on air quality during outdoor events (KEZI, May 19, 2022)