The role of climate and people in shaping long-term variations in fire activity
Professor Cathy Whitlock,
Director of the Institute on Ecosystems, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.
CNR Distinguished Seminar Series.
University of Idaho
Professor Whitlock's research and experiences should be of interest to a broad range of faculty and students across the University of Idaho campus. She holds a degree in Geological Sciences, University of Washington, spent much of her career in the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon, and her work has a strong focus in paleoecology and fire ecology. Her research, funded by a number of programs at the National Science Foundation, the Joint Fire Science Program, and other land management agencies, has focused on: Quaternary climate change, environmental history of the western United States, the role of people and climate change in shaping fire regimes in the western United States, Patagonia, Tasmania, and New Zealand, and using science to inform management and decision making. Professor Whitlock is also the lead investigator on the NSF WildFIRE Partnership in Research and Education (WildFIRE PIRE: www.wildfirepire.org.