Wildfires are inextricably linked to humans, landscapes and their interactions. With almost half of Earth’s ecosystems dependent on fire, ignoring or suppressing fire’s role is not an option. My Watson project was dedicated to understanding the governance, science, and outlook for wildfires in various social contexts. I surveyed communities and institutions to grasp how wildfire resiliency, for both ecosystems and human values, is being built in an era of climate change.
Sewanee: University of the South
California Institute of Technology
College of the Atlantic
University of Puget Sound