Forest management

Brandon Collins

Brandon Collins

Research scientist, Berkeley Forests

Expertise: Forest management and prescribed burning

J. Keith Gilless

J. Keith Gilless

Professor of forest economics

Expertise: forest economics and management, wildland fire protection planning.

Scott L.  Stephens

Scott L. Stephens

Professor of fire science in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Expertise: wildfire, prescribed burning, fire history, urban fires, fire behavior and fire prevention.

William Stewart

William Stewart

Cooperative Extension specialist in environmental science, policy and management

Expertise: forest management, resource economics, and watershed management.

Rob York

Rob York

Assistant cooperative extension specialist and adjunct associate professor of forestry in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Areas of Expertise: Forest management and prescribed burning

Health impacts

John Balmes, M.D.

John Balmes, M.D.

Director of Joint Medical Program and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Air pollution, respiratory and cardiovascular health, exposure to pesticides, exposure to psychosocial stress

Modeling and simulation

Carl Pennypacker

Carl Pennypacker

physicist and astrophysicist

Expertise: Remote sensing; fire detection networks; fire spotting instrumentation for aircraft and satellites.

Tarek Zohdi

Tarek Zohdi

Professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Fire Research Group

Areas of Expertise: Computational modeling and simulation of wildfire behavior, development and implementation of new firefighting technologies

Air quality monitoring

Ronald Cohen

Ronald Cohen

professor of chemistry, earth and planetary science

Expertise: Atmospheric chemistry; air quality monitoring in urban neighborhoods; air quality sensors; formation of atmospheric aerosols.

Allen Goldstein

Allen Goldstein

Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Expertise: Atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, chemical composition of wildfire smoke