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Scott Stephens, PhD

Lead, Fuel Mapping & Fire Physics Team

Professor of Fire Science, Director of the Center for Fire Research and Outreach, and Co-director of the Center for Forestry, UC Berkeley

Scott is the Lead of the Fuel Mapping & Fire Physics Team, responsible for developing a new fuel inventory and fire behavior system. He specializes in the interactions of wildland fire and ecosystems. This includes how prehistoric fires once interacted with ecosystems, how current wildland fires are affecting ecosystems, and how management and climate change may alter this interaction. Scott is also interested in wildland fire policy and how it can be improved to meet the challenges of the next decades. Scott holds a doctorate in Wildland Resource Science from UC Berkeley.