Wildfire Research

This briefing showcased the research being done across the UC system to address wildfire impacts in California and the nation. The event highlighted the importance of increased federal investments critical for our ability to predict, plan and rebuild from wildfires.

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Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021


  • Theresa Maldonado, vice president of research and innovation, UC Office of the President, moderated the conversation.
  • Margaret Zimmer, assistant professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
  • Charles Jones, professor, Department of Geography, UC Santa Barbara
  • Neal Driscoll, co-director, ALERTWildfire Program, UC San Diego
  • Lenya Quinn-Davidson, area fire advisor, UC Cooperative Extension
  • Alex Hall, director, Center for Climate Science, UCLA