Fire Science And Wild Fires Expert 135053 AZ

Expertise Description

I have over 15 years experience specializing in wildland fire science; field experience with fire in most forests, rangelands, and grasslands in the western United States; designed fire hazard reduction treatments in coniferous forests in the Sierra Nevada; been involved in dozens of prescribed fires including ignitions, holding, and incident commander; taught forestry including fire ecology, fire behavior, dendrology, introductory silviculture, hardwood ecosystems, fire science seminar, and disturbance ecology; and assisted in the evaluation and design of natural preserves. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: fire spread during wildfires; ecological damages of wildfires; Post wildfire mitigation strategies; fire damage in the urban-wildland interface; plant regeneration after wildfire.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience include acting as an expert in trials/litigation.


Ph.D.Wildland Resource ScienceUC Berkeley
M.S.BioengineeringCSU Sacramento
B.S.Electrical EngineeringCSU Sacramento

Licenses Certifications

Certified fire ecologist from the Association for Fire Ecology

Awards & Affiliation

Given invited testimony on 3 occasions to the US House of Reps regarding wildland fire.
Fire Science professor at UC Berkeley
Given dozens of invited talks including the US
South Africa
and Europe

Primary Affiliation

Association for Fire Ecology

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases