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Max Moritz is a Wildfire Specialist with U.C. Cooperative Extension, part of the U.C. Agriculture and Natural Resources Division. He now manages his lab from UCSB, where he is an adjunct professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and an affiliate of the Earth Research Institute .


Our research is focused on understanding the dynamics of fire regimes at relatively broad scales, and our extension work involves applying this information to planning, management, and policy relevant to fire-prone landscapes. 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 disturbances.