Wildfire is complex.

But how we communicate the science of wildfires, wildfire preparedness, response and recovery doesn’t have to be.

The Center for Science Communication Research is looking at wildfire and the public’s connection to it through media and science communication. Moderated by SCR Associate Director Mark Blaine and SCR Founding Researcher Dr. Hollie Smith, the podcast brings together wildfire experts from diverse backgrounds to discuss the science of communication during a fire event, fire preparedness techniques, the complexities of wildfire response, and how communities and the landscape recover after a fire.

The series, partially supported by the Wayne Morse Center Project Grant, aims to provide established and emerging communication professionals and the public with a more nuanced understanding of wildfire’s multiple dimensions through the lens of recent wildland fires in Oregon.

Access the Podcast here: The Fire Story