Dr. Crystal Kolden is a Assistant Professor in the Management of Complex Systems department at the University of California, Merced.

Dr. Kolden’s research focuses on characterizing and understanding wildfire interactions with the human-environment system through geospatial, temporal, and mixed-method approaches. You can learn more about her and her research at www.pyrogeographer.com.

The Santa Barbara Fire Safe Council was fortunate to have Dr. Kolden present on “The 2020 fire season in context: was it a disaster?” at the February 25, 2021 general membership meeting.