Jill E. Harvey
Canada Research Chair in Fire Ecology
Dr. Jill Harvey conducts research in the areas of wildfire and forest ecology, including historical wildfire regimes, the effects of recent wildfires on vegetation regeneration, and effects of drought on trees and forests. Her research relies on field-based datasets from tree-rings, vegetation inventories, and long-term monitoring studies to describe the ecological effects of wildfire in the past, and how future wildfires may change forest and grassland ecosystems.
Expertise and research
Research: Tree Rings, Forest Disturbance, Ecology, Climate Change, Drought
Education and credentials
- B.Sc. Geography, University of Victoria
- M.Sc. Geography, University of Victoria
- Ph.D. Geography, University of Victoria
Harvey, J.E., Smiljanić, M., Scharnweber, T., Buras, A., Cedro, A., Cruz-García, R., Drobyshev, I., Janecka, K., Jansons, A., Kaczka, R., Klisz, M., Läänelaid, A., Matison, R., Muffler, L., Sohar, K., Spyt, B., Stolz, J., van der Maaten, E., van der Maaten-Theunissen, M., Vitas, A., Weigel, R., Kreyling, J., Wilmking, M. 2020. Tree growth influenced by warming winter climate and summer moisture availability in northern temperate forests. Global Change Biology 26:2505-2518.
Harvey, J., Smith, D., Veblen T.T. 2017. Mixed-severity fire history at a forest-grassland ecotone in west central British Columbia, Canada. Ecological Applications 27:1746-1760.
Harvey, J., Smith, D. 2017. Interannual climate variability drives regional fires in west central British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences 122:1759-1774.
Harvey, J., Axelson, J., Smith, D. 2018. Disturbance-climate relationships between wildfire and western spruce budworm in interior British Columbia. Ecosphere 9:1-21.
- Canada Wildfire
- Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Manuscript and Grant Reviewer
Dendrochronologia, Ecology, Ecological Applications, Fire, Forests, Forest Ecology and Management, Holocene, Landscape Ecology, Trees, NSERC Discovery Grants