Dr. DellaSala has over 30 years of experience in forest ecosystems to include fire-dependent forests (DellaSala and Hanson 20151). His specialization includes developing conservation science approaches to accommodate wildfires for ecosystem benefits while reducing fire risks to communities.
He has published extensively on the impact of logging on fire severity in western forests (Bradley et al. 2016), limitations of forest thinning in a changing climate, livestock grazing effects to fire regimes (Beschta et al. 2012), increases in fire ignitions associated with road access (Ibisch et al. 2017), and climate change ramifications on altered fire regimes (DellaSala and Hanson 2015; also see Abatzoglou and Williams 2017).