Research

The NREM Wildland Fire Program conducts applied research to understand how people and climate influence tropical forest and savanna ecosystems, especially through fire.  Research areas range from plant population and community ecology to the use of local knowledge for adaptive resource management to geospatial analyses of fire, species occurrence, and land cover change.  The program specializes in using R, GIS, and Google Earth Engine to combine existing data sets and develop new ones, with a regional emphasis on Hawaii and other Pacific Islands.