Dr. Phil Higuera
University of Montana
Dr. Phil Higuera is a professor of fire ecology in the department of ecosystem and conservation sciences at the University of Montana, where he directs the PaleoEcology and Fire Ecology Lab. Research in the PaleoEcology and Fire Ecology Lab focuses on understanding the interactions among climate, vegetation, and wildfire activity over a range of spatial and temporal scales in the past, present, and future. Understanding ecological change over time integrates projects within the lab, revealing patterns and processes unobservable over human life spans, providing context for ongoing environmental change, and helping anticipate the consequences of future environmental change.