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Brandon Collins, PhD

Co-lead, Fuels Measurement and Analysis

Research Scientist, Center for Fire Research and Outreach, UC Berkeley; Research Scientist, Pacific Southwest Research Station, US Forest Service

Brandon is developing protocols for field-based measurement of wildland fuels for the Fuel Mapping & Fire Physics Team. His research interests involve characterizing the effects of fire and fuels treatments on forests, with the goal of informing forest management, improving resiliency, and incorporating natural fire-vegetation dynamics across landscapes. His active research areas include stand development and recovery following fuel reduction treatments and wildfires; modeled effects of landscape fuel treatment networks; fire severity patterns and interactions among managed wildfires in long-term natural fire areas; and characterizing variability in forests under more natural fire regimes. He holds a doctorate from UC Berkeley and a master’s in Forest Science from Colorado State University.