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UW experts on forest fires and forest ecology

Some of the researchers who can talk about forest fires, particularly those affecting the Pacific Northwest and parts of Canada this summer. Also see a list of climate scientists and weather experts.

Don McKenzie
Research ecologist, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station; and UW professor, environmental and forest sciences
dmck@uw.edu | 206-732-7824 | Web (email is fastest)
Expertise: Forest ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology, climate change

Dave Peterson
Senior research biologist, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station; and UW professor, environmental and forest sciences
wild@uw.edu | 206-732-7812 | Web (email is fastest)
Expertise: Forest ecology, climate change, fire ecology, natural resource management

Dan Jaffe
Professor, atmospheric and environmental chemistry, UW Bothell
djaffe@uw.edu | 425-352-5357 | Web
Expertise: Particles in wildfire smoke

Cliff Mass
Professor, atmospheric sciences
cliff@atmos.washington.edu | 206-685-0910 | Web
Expertise: Atmospheric conditions favoring wildfires

Ernesto Alvarado
Research associate professor, environmental and forest sciences
alvarado@uw.edu | 206-616-6920 | Web
Expertise: Forest fire ecology, fire management, prescribed fire, smoke emissions, climate change, tropical forestry, landscape, international forestry, modeling

Jerry Franklin
Professor, environmental and forest sciences
jff@uw.edu | 206-543-2138 | Web
Expertise: Forest ecology, landscape ecology, disturbances, old-growth and forest management

Morris Johnson
Research fire ecologist, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory; and UW affiliate professor
mcjohnson@fs.fed.us | 206-732-7852 | Web
Expertise: Forest structure and fire hazards, forest structure and fire behavior, fuel treatment effectiveness, fire ecology