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Plenary Presenters

We are very excited to announce that the following highly distinguished speakers have confirmed that they will be presenters for our opening and closing plenaries at the Fire Congress:

  • Dr. Reed Noss, Provost’s Distinguished Research Professor, Pegasus Professor, and Davis-Shine Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Central Florida and President of the Florida Institute for Conservation Science.
  • Dr. Leda Kobziar, Director, Master of Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Natural Resources and Society; President, Association for Fire Ecology.
  • Dr. Stephen Pyne, Regents Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University; Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Dr. David Bengston, Research Forester, Social Scientist, The Strategic Foresight Group, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station.
  • Dr. Jan van Wagtendonk, Research Forester Emeritus, National Park Service, Yosemite NP, California.
  • Dr. Neil Sugihara, Program Coordinator, Wildland Fire Training and Education Collaborative (WETC), School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University.
  • Marc Castellnou, Associate Professor. Department of Crop & Forest Science University of Lleida, Spain; Strategic Fire Analyst for the Government of Catalonia’s national fire services.
  • Kevin Hiers, Wildland Fire Scientist, Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, Florida.
  • Nate Benson, Fire Ecologist Program Leader, DOI National Park Service.

In addition to the opening and closing plenaries, we have a special plenary session planned for Wednesday, November 29 that will feature our Fire AFEx Talks.