Wildfire Experts

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

To talk to an expert on wildfires and droughts, 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

Wildfire Smoke, Wildfires, Fire Management, Landscape Conservation, Historical Ecology, Cultural Fire

Daniel Gavin, Department of Geography

Climate Change, Wildfires, Drought

Heidi Huber-Stearns, Institute for a Sustainable Environment

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

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