The Moritz Lab is part of the Department of Environmental Science,
Policy, and Management in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California,
Our research is focused on understanding the dynamics of fire regimes
at relatively broad scales, and our outreach work involves applying this information
to ecosystem management. Students and staff in the lab work and publish on a wide
variety of projects related to fire and are involved in both field and lab analyses,
including the application of spatial approaches to understanding natural
Max Moritz now manages the lab primarily from an off-campus office,
located with UC Cooperative Extension in Santa Barbara County . As such, prospective
graduate students are encouraged to get in touch, but with the understanding that they
would need to find another major professor in the department as their primary advisor.
Visiting scholars are also welcome to approach the lab with a well-defined research plan
to pursue during a temporary stay, although such scholars should be able to work
Feel free to contact us for more information or if you're interested in becoming part of the lab as a graduate student, visiting scholar, or postdoc.