Our Team: Institute for Wildfire Science, Adaptation and Resiliency

Our team

Meet the researchers at the institute who are exploring the many facets of wildfire.

Core research team

Dr. Mike Flannigan

Scientific director of the Institute for Wildfire Science, Adaptation, and Resiliency BC Innovation Research Chair in Predictive Services, Emergency Management and Fire Science, Thompson Rivers University

Dr. Flannigan uses machine learning approaches to better model and predict wildfire activity to inform the development of a wildfire early warning system and improve fire management planning and operations.

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Dr. Jill Harvey

Canada Research Chair in Fire Ecology

Dr. Harvey investigates wildfire and drought as processes driving ecosystem change to help inform forest and fire management practices and enhance resilience in Canada’s forests.

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Dr. Lauchlan Fraser

NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Ecosystem Reclamation

Dr. Fraser is at the forefront of research that aids in the recovery of disturbed ecosystems. He has led reclamation research relating to soil amendments, biodiversity and climate change, with a particular focus on the Southern Interior of BC.

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