About Benjamin

Ben is a postdoctoral researcher working with Yu Wei. He collaborates closely with the USDA Forest Service Wildfire Risk Management Science Team on a research agenda focused on wildfire risk and firefighting effectiveness. His applied work includes wildfire risk assessment and other forms of decision support for land and fire management.



  • wildfire risk assessment
  • fire planning
  • firefighting effectiveness
  • fire ecology
  • GIS and remote sensing
  • watershed modeling
  • recreation management


PhD, Forest Science - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2020

MS, Ecology - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2012

BS, Program in the Environment - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, 2007


  • Association for Fire Ecology