Wildfires and health equity with Catrin Edgeley
Assistant Professor, School of Forestry
A. I research how human communities can become “fire adapted” (i.e., live with fire while minimizing impacts and losses) before, during, and after wildfires. This involves using a suite of social science methods, including interviews, focus groups and surveys, to gather data with and for communities at risk to determine successful adaptation strategies.
This can include household-level actions that improve health and safety like improving indoor air quality or developing evacuation plans, detangling community conflicts around forest management or post-fire recovery, and support or opposition for different policies that may impact social adaptation to fire.
Socially impactful wildfires are now occurring More …