Scott Stephens

Professor of Fire Science, University California, Berkeley

Scott Stephens is a professor of Fire Science, co-director of the Center for Fire Research and Outreach and head of the Stephen’s Lab. Stephens’ research currently investigates adaptive management and ecological restoration in areas most likely to experience wildfires, though he has conducted research relating to wildland fires for more than 20 years. He is most interested in the interactions between wildland fires and ecosystems, looking closely at the future of fires, fire management, forest policy and climate change. Stephens is a certified Senior Fire Ecologist and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2014. He received his Ph.D. in Wildland Resource Science at UC Berkeley, where he currently teaches.

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Fire and Water: A Year of Climate Conversations

From fires and floods to hurricanes and hot temperatures, 2018 put climate on the front page in ways it hadn’t been before. Yet amidst the disruption, clean energy prices continued to fall, climate-conscious technologies continued to progress, and people living on the front lines of climate change found ways to adapt and thrive. Join us for a look back on some of our most memorable conversations of 2018.