Max A. Moritz

Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist


Research Interests

Fire Ecology and Management

Research Description

Much of my work is focused on understanding the dynamics of fire regimes at relatively broad scales and applying this information in ecosystem management. We use quantitative analyses of fire history, examining the relative importance of different mechanisms that drive fire patterns on the landscape, to develop a variety of fire models. Research in my lab ranges from local to global scales, and we have recently published new projections of fire activity under climate change scenarios.

Selected Publications

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Contact Information


Office: Santa Barbara County Cooperative Extension

Office Phone: 805-893-2125

Lab Phone: (email is best route!)


Office Hours

By Appointment

Research Group(s)

Mailing Address

UC Cooperative Extension Santa Barbara County
6950 Hollister Avenue, Suite 275
Goleta, CA 93117