OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Opportunities: Spiraea betulifolia growing quickly after a fire

Opportunities: Spiraea betulifolia growing up quickly after fire

Hazy days: smoke from wildfires can affect urban air quality

Hazy days: smoke from wildfires can affect urban air quality

Burn mosaic in lodgepole pine forests killed by the mountain pine beetle

Burn mosaic in lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia) forests killed by the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae)

Bicycle commute to field sites!

Bicycle commute to field sites!

The beauty of wildfire reveals itself in so many ways

The beauty of wildfire reveals itself in so many ways

Life after fire: morels and lodgepole pine

Life after fire: morels and lodgepole pine

Home sweet home: one of our field camps in the Nechako region of central British Columbia, Canada

Home sweet home: one of our field camps in the Nechako region of central British Columbia, Canada

A burn mosaic near a farm in Yunnan, China

A burn mosaic near a farm in Yunnan, China

The Lab

The Landscape Fire and Conservation Science Research Group focuses on landscape ecology, biogeography, and conservation science. We work at scales from local to global, addressing the causes and effects of ecological disturbances, with a particular interest in landscape fire. We generally think of ourselves as pyrogeographers (such a great word): studying biotic and abiotic conditions responsible for the spatial distribution of fire, and the fire ecology that results in burn mosaics.