IBS Speaker Series: The Wildfire Research (WiRē) Team: Collaboration in support of evidence-based programs. (lunch provided)

When: Monday, September 16th 12:00 pm
Where: IBS 155
Who: Hannah Brenkert-Smith (E&S)

Title: The Wildfire Research (WiRē) Team: Collaboration in support of evidence-based programs.

Abstract: In this talk, I will describe the collaborative work of the Wildfire Research (WiRē) Team. Our approach unites research and practice, collecting and using community-specific data to tailor programs that support local solutions, allowing communities to get in front of the wildfire problem. I will describe our approach, research highlights, and highlights from the field.

Bio: Hannah Brenkert-Smith is an environmental sociologist with the Institute of Behavioral Science. Her current projects include exploring emergent understandings of fire adaptation across stakeholders; examining conflicting understandings of pathways to forest resilience; and identifying social determinants shaping expectations and acceptability of wildfire and fuel management. Hannah earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Brenkert-Smith was an Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellow, a science and technology policy fellow at the National Academy of Sciences, and a postdoctoral fellow in the Climate Science and Applications Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. She is a founding member of the Wildfire Research (WiRē) Team and serves on the Advisory Board for the Wildfire Research (WiRē) Center, a 510c3 nonprofit organization committed to supporting evidence-based decision-making in the management of wildland fire hazards

Light lunch will be provided.