Wildfire and Smoke Experts

University of Oregon researchers can provide expertise for stories on wildfires and smoke. 

To talk to an expert on wildfires and smoke, email Molly Blancett blancett@uoregon.edu

Steven Beda, Department of History

Labor History, Environmental History, 20th Century US History, Pacific Northwest Timber Industry, History of Forestry, History of Rural Politics and Rural Protest Movements

Benjamin Clark, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Decision Making on Wildfires, Public Budgeting and Finance, Public Management, Public Administration, Crowdsourcing, Autonomous Vehicles

Michael Coughlan, Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Long term human-environment interactions, Historical Ecology of Landscapes, Cultural and Traditional Fire Use, Forest and Fire Management, Landscape Conservation, Societal responses to Wildfires and Wildfire Smoke

Daniel Gavin, Department of Geography

Climate Change, Wildfires, Drought

Heidi Huber-Stearns, Institute for Resilient Organizations, Communities, and Environments

Wildfire Risk Reduction, Smoke Communication and Response, Wildland Fire Policy, Prescribed Fire Policy and Management, Environmental Governance, Natural Resource Policy

Bart Johnson, Department of Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Wildfires, Climate Change

James Johnston, Institute for Resilient Organizations, Communities, and Environments

Fire Ecology, Environmental Law and Policy, Restoration Forestry, Dendroecology, Collaborative Governance

Hollie Smith, School of Journalism and Communication

Natural Hazards Communication, Environmental Communication, Science Communication and Media

Amanda Stasiewicz, Environmental Studies Program

Wildfires, Human Dimensions of Wildfire, Community and Organizational Adaptation to Natural Hazards, Cooperative Fire Risk Management, Evacuation and Alternatives to Evacuation, Forest and Rangeland Policy, Qualitative and Quantitative Social Science

Doug Toomey, Department of Earth Sciences

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Environment, Climate Change