About Chad

Assistant Professor

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Interests

  • Wildland fire science has developed into a multifaceted, interdisciplinary field which requires concepts from the physical, ecological, social and atmospheric sciences to answer questions about processes that span a vast range of spatial and temporal scales. Current challenges in fire science, such as a growing wildland urban interface and interactions among changing climate, bark beetles and fire will require new approaches and active collaboration. My lab group actively collaborates with a number of scientists from universities, federal, state and local governments across the physical, ecological, social and atmospheric sciences to provide new knowledge and understanding related to wildland fire sciences. My research interests focuses on understanding how fine-scale spatial patterns, nonlinear dynamics, scale-related feedback and thresholds influence fire behavior across spatial and temporal scales using a combination of field, laboratory and modeling approaches.

Education

Ph.D., Natural Resources - University of Idaho
Moscow, ID, 2011

M.Sc., Forestry - Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ, 2005

B.Sc., Forestry - Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ, 2003

A.Sc., Nuclear Engineering - Three Rivers Technical College
Norwich, CT, 2000

Selected Publications

Sensitivity of crown fire modeling to inventory parameter dubbing in FVS

  • Tinkham, W., Hoffman, C.Ex, S., & Smith, A.,