Satellite remote-sensing information: Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Fire Management Agencies

Mike Flannigan

(University of Alberta / Western Partnership for Wildland Fire Science)

Mike Flannigan is a professor with the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta and the director of the Western Partnership for Wildland Fire Science (a three way partnership with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Natural Resources Canada and the University of Alberta). He received his BSc (Physics) from the University of Manitoba, his MSc (Atmospheric Science) from Colorado State University and his PhD (Plant Sciences) from Cambridge University. Dr. Flannigan's primary research interests include fire and weather/climate interactions including the potential impact of climatic change, lightning-ignited forest fires and landscape fire modelling. He has been studying fire for over 35 years and has published over 200 papers. Dr. Flannigan was the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Wildland Fire (2002-2008) and has taken on leadership roles with the US National Assessment on Global Change, IGBP Fire Fast Track Initiative and Global Change Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) efforts on the global impacts of fire.

Session

KN-8 » Keynote - Conf√©rencier (17:00 - Thursday, 22nd June, Amphitheatre)