Wildfire showing a mountainside burning

Jennifer Balch Discusses Wildfires On Science Friday

Sept. 27, 2017

Hear Geography Professor Jennifer Balch discuss " How Will The Wildfires Of Today Fuel The Fires Of Tomorrow? " on Science Friday. This year, 50,000 wildfires have burned 8.5 million acres of land in the United States. California, Washington, Oregon, and Montana currently have multiple large fires burning. The large... Read more »

Geography Department featured in Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine

April 27, 2017

"Encompassing South American wildfires, Arctic sea-ice retreat, post-Soviet politics, climate change in Tibet and GIS, CU Boulder geographers keep their fingers on the pulse of a changing world" A new article titled "This is not your junior-high geography" by CU's Clint Talbott featuring the Geography Department has been published in... Read more »

Jennifer Balch Paper Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

March 1, 2017

Jennifer Balch's paper titled Human-started wildfires expand the fire niche across the United States was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Jennifer and her team have been getting the attention of the press with articles from the Associated Press , Washington Post, Pacific Standard , NPR,... Read more »

Jennifer Balch Elected ESA Early Career Fellow

June 6, 2016

Jennifer is among the Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellows (2016–2020) for advancing the science of ecology and showing promise for continuing contributions. She was elected for her exceptional work and novel discoveries on fire risk, proliferation and consequences in both tropical and temperature ecosystems.Read more »

Decade-long Amazon rainforest burn yields new insight into wildfire vulnerabilities

Sept. 2, 2015

Jennifer Balch's research featured in CU News CenterRead more »