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Fire Ecologist, Spatial Informatics Group

Ian works as a research scientist on the Pyregence Project and has expertise in fine-scale wildland fuel variability. Ian’s passion for understanding wildland fire and other natural processes has been driven by both schooling and firsthand experience. He worked for three seasons fighting wildland fires with the US Forest Service as an advanced firefighter and squad boss and was detailed regularly to hotshot and type 2 crews. Ian holds a master’s in Fire Science and Firefighting and a bachelor’s in Forestry, both from the Rausser College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley.