Organizing Committee

Boise, Idaho
April 15-19, 2024

Steering Committee

David Shew, Chair

Martha Brabec

TJ Boyer 

Aron Boettcher

Chuck Bushey

Elishua Ferdon

Nancy French

Scott Goodrick

Cory Gucker

Anthony Marcozzi

Jerry McAdams

Sara McAllister

Kurtis Nelson

Dorianis Perez

Mikel Robinson 

Gene Rogers

Kim Skufca

Amber Soja

Joe Wilkins 

Tenaya Wood

Tom Zimmerman 

Abstract Reviewers

Naman Paul, Data Scientist / Staff Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada

Scott Farley, Principal Consultant, Willow Labs, LLC, Willow Labs, LLC, USA

Shak Md Shajedul Karim , Post doctoral Research Associate and Adjunct Faculty , North Carolina A&T State University , United States

Ranjan Datta, Canada Research Chair, Mount Riyal University, Canada

Anthony Marcozzi, Graduate Research Student, University of Montana, United States

Tim Chavez, Assistant Chief, CAL FIRE, US

Sean Cunningham, Deputy Fire Chief, Parkland County Fire Services (County Fire Agency), Canada

Kristen Allison, Fire Managment Specialist, USFS, USA

Kelly Andersson, editor, IAWF , MX

Rossi Jean-Louis , Associate Professor , University of Corsica Pasquale Paoli, France

Jonty Bruce, Risk Manager Local Government | Firefighter , Member , Australia

Dr Diana Kuchinke, Lecturer, Federation University, Australia

Megan Dolman, PhD Candidate, Boise State University, USA

Bryan Quaife, Associate Professor, Florida State University, USA

Dustin Tetrault, Deputy Fire Chief of Risk Reduction & Wildfire, Big Sky Fire Department, United States

Ann Walker, CEO/Owner, Consultant, Ann Walker Consulting, LLC, United States

Fábio Miguel Martins da Silva, National Opeations Assistant, Civit Protection Special Force – the National Authority for Emergency and Civil Protection (ANEPC) , Portugal

Maria Zubkova, Assistant Research Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, US

Dr Sarah Mika, Senior Lecturer, University of New England , Australia

Joana Parente , Post doc researcher, cE3c-FCUL , Portugal

Jonathan Reimer, Manager, Fire & Emergency , Capital Regional District , Canada

Khalid Moinuddin, Professor in Fire Modelling, Victoria University, Australia, Australia

Jesús Morcillo i Julià, Jefe de Unidad / Instructor, SERVEI BOMBERS FORESTALS – GENERALITAT VALENCIANA, SPAIN

Nieves Fernandez Anez, Associate professor, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway

Amil Wickramasinghe, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Tasmania, Australia

Zakary Campbell-Lochrie, Lecturer in Fire Science, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Adrian Israel Silva-Cardoza, Fire management consultor, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango (UJED), Mexico

Paul Schlobohm, Retired/NWCG Coordinator, National Park Service, United States

Yizhou Li, PhD Candidate , The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR

Christopher F. Schemel, Professor of Practice/Executive Director , University of Alabama , Usa

Pawel Gromek, Maj. DSc Eng., associate professor, Fire University in Warswaw (Poland), Poland

Michelle Huley, Post grad student/ seasonal wildfire information officer, Alberta Wildfire (seasonal), United Kingdom

Caleb Leduc, Lecturer, University College Cork, Ireland

Martin Hofmann, Managing director, HoZe Solutions GmbH, Switzerland

Pegah Mohammadpour, Researcher & PhD studnet, University of Coimbra & University of Alcala, Portugal

Gilbert Accary, Associate Professor, Lebanese American University, Lebanon

Rachael Brady, Owner, The Analytical Moose, United States

Diogo Miguel Pinto, Phd Student / Researcher, University of Porto / Center for Geography and Spatial Planning Studies, Portugal

Paulo Fernandes, Professor, UTAD, Portugal

Sam Hillman, Post-doctoral researcher, US Forest Service, United States of America

Kayla Johnston, Fire and Fuels Data Scientist, Spatial Informatics Group, USA

Carol Rice, General Manager, Wildland Resilience Management, USA

Erin Law, retired, IAWF Membership Comm, 30-yr career fire and smoke, USA

Richard C McCrea, Consultant and Writer, LarchFire LLC, US

Matthew Moody, Research Mechanical Engineer, US Forest Service, United States

Faraz Hedayati, Lead Reseach Engineer , IBHS, United States

Katharine Melnik, PhD student (Fire Engineering), University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Valerie Densmore, Research Scientist, Dept of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions, Western Australia, Australia

Sqn Ldr James Giles RAF (Retd), CEO, Intaero  – developing wildfire management solutions, Thailand

Michelle Farfán Gutiérrez, Professor , Universidad de Guanajuato, México

Xiao LIN, PhD student , University of Washington, United States

ANNES HASEEMKUNJU, Principal Scientist, CoreLogic, United States

Yongqiang Liu, Research Meteorologist, USDA Forest Service , USA

Shannon McGovern, PhD Candidate, Wildfire Resilience Impact Fellow, North Carolina State University , USA