UBC Forestry wishes to congratulate Dr. Lori Daniels, Professor in the Department of Forest Conservation Sciences, for winning the Association of Fire Ecology Distinguished Leader in Research Award.
Lori is a leader in fire ecology research, using novel and interdisciplinary methods to advance knowledge of fire regimes. She studies the interactions between fire, humans, and climate and their impact on forest and community resilience to wildfires. Dr. Daniels’ expertise is trusted by academic peers, government agencies, and the public, and she has contributed to national and provincial fire strategies. Through collaborations with Indigenous communities, community forests, and government agencies, her work has resulted in concrete policy and practice impacts, making her a leader in innovation, knowledge exchange, community-based research, and mentorship in fire ecology.
About the Distinguished Leader in Research Award
This award recognizes individuals who are mid-career and have become exceptional leaders in fire ecology and management research, education, or management.