I am interested in the interactions between resource-using societies and resource-producing ecosystems. My focus is the shaping of fire-adapted ecosystems through anthropogenic fire use and through altering naturally occurring fire regimes. As societies either introduce or exclude fire from ecosystems, how does this affect resilience to future disturbances? Where exclusion of traditional fire use has decreased ecosystem resilience, can fire use be reintroduced to the benefit of ecosystems and societies? I have worked in wildifire suppression and management for the past twelve summers, and I have a BA&Sc from Quest University in Squamish, British Columbia.