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Editorial Board

Robert E. Keane
, PhD, USDA Forest Service Missoula, USA

Associate Editors:
Heather Alexander 
(PhD), Mississippi State University, USA
Sofia Bajocco (PhD), Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Italy
Jennifer Baron (PhD), University of British Columbia, Canada
Mohammed Bataineh (PhD), University of Arkansas, USA
Erin J. Belval (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Laurence Berry (PhD), Forest Fire Management Victoria , Australia
Manuel Esteban Lucas Borja (PhD), Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Matthew L. Brooks (PhD), US Geological Survey, USA
​​​C. Alina Cansler (PhD), University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA
Eugenia Chaideftou (PhD), Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
G. Matt Davies (PhD), Ohio State University, USA
Kimberley Davis (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA  
Guillermo E. Defossé (PhD), University of Patagonia, Argentina
Stacy Drury (PhD), USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station, USA
Alex W. Dye (PhD), Oregon State University, USA
Todd C. Esque (PhD), US Geological Survey, USA
Paulo M. Fernandes (PhD), University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal
Mike Flannigan (PhD), University of Alberta, Canada
Samuel Fuhlendorf (PhD), Oklahoma State University, USA
Peng Gao (PhD), University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA
Pankaj Kumar Gupta (PhD), University of Waterloo, Canada
Brice Hanberry (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Justin Hart (PhD), University of Alabama, USA
J. Kevin Hiers (PhD), SERDP and ESTCP, Washington, DC, USA
Andrés Holz (PhD), Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA
Sharon Hood (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Paul Hessburg (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Andrew Hudak (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Gavin M. Jones (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Jeffrey M. Kane (PhD), Humboldt State University, USA
Luke T. Kelly (PhD), University of Melbourne, Australia
Becky Kerns (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Eric Kilburg, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, USA
John B. Kim (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Eric E. Knapp (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Lauren S. Pile Knapp (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Anu Kramer (PhD), University of Wisconsin, USA
Meg Krawchuk (PhD), Oregon State University, USA
Jesse K Kreye (PhD), Penn State University, USA
Leda N. Kobziar (PhD), University of Idaho, USA
Andrew J. Larson (PhD), University of Montana, USA
Rachel Loehman (PhD), US Geological Survey, USA
James A. Lutz (PhD), Utah State University, USA
David McWethy (PhD), Montana State University, USA
Cara R. Nelson (PhD), University of Montana, USA
Katherine M. O'Donnell (PhD), US Geological Survey, USA
Padam Jee Omar (PhD), Indian Institute of Technology, India
Ganesh Ji Omar (PhD), National University of Singapore, Singapore
Russ Parsons (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
David L. Peterson (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Diego R. Pérez-Salicrup (PhD), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Susan Prichard (PhD), University of Washington, USA
Adrián Regos (PhD), Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia, Spain
Karin Riley (PhD), University of Montana, USA
Kevin M. Robertson (PhD), Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, USA
Monique E. Rocca (PhD), Colorado State University, USA
Courtney Schultz (PhD), Colorado State University, USA
Callie Schweitzer (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Karen C. Short (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Kimberley Simpson (PhD), University of Sheffield, UK
Michael Stambaugh (PhD), University of Missouri, USA
Scott L. Stephens (PhD), University of California, Berkeley, USA
Thomas W. Swetnam (PhD), University of Arizona, USA
Aqil Tariq (PhD), Mississippi State University, USA
Andrea Thode (PhD), Northern Arizona University, USA
Matthew P. Thompson (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA
Morgan Varner (PhD), Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, USA
Brian Van Wilgen (PhD), Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Zhiwei Wu (PhD), Jiangxi Normal University, China
Larissa Yocom (PhD), Utah State University, USA
Jesse Young (PhD), USDA Forest Service, USA

Technical and Language Editor
Laurie Burk, 
Association for Fire Ecology, USA

2023 Outstanding Associate Editor

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Becky Kerns is a Research Ecologist at the USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW: Fire, Fuels, and Smoke) located in Corvallis Oregon. She has held several leadership roles for USFS, including National Program Lead for Invasive Species, Assistant Director for Research at PNW, and PNW Research Team Leader. She is also Affiliate Faculty at Oregon State University in the College of Forestry. Her research focuses on understanding how fire and other disturbances such as invasive plants and climate change interact and alter forest vegetation and resilience across space and time. Kerns is committed to expanding diversity in the fire sciences and creating a culture where everyone feels welcome, including Barbie.

Editor’s Note: Becky has been a mainstay for the journal, almost since its inception. Her reviews are always thoughtful, constructive, and of the highest quality. She has never turned down an assignment, even when her work schedule was total chaos. Her unceasing quest to get comprehensive reviews in a timely fashion has made her one of our most valuable Associate Editors.  Thank you, Becky, for all that you do for the journal Fire Ecology.

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    4.5 - 5-year Impact Factor
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    1.224 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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