Dr. Jill Harvey

Dr. Jill 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


  • 2021 - Present | Thompson Rivers University
    Canada Research Chair in Fire Ecology and Assistant Professor, Natural Resource Sciences, Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia
  • 2019 – 2021 | Northern Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service
    Research Scientist
  • 2017 – 2019 | Universität Greifswald, Germany
    Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology
  • 2013 – 2017 | University of Victoria
    Course Instructor

Academic publications