"The Missing Fires", a 22-minute video presentation, blends interviews with natural resource scientists and professionals from several states and agencies with dramatic fire footage. The film was made to increase public awareness and to promote the acceptance of wildland fire as a management tool and an ecosystem process. Below are the scientists participating in the video and their individual expertise.
Fire Use and Suppression History with Stephen Pyne
Stephen J. Pyne is a professor at Arizona State University. The author of ten acclaimed books on environmental history, Pyne won the 1995 Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Award for his career contribution to arts and letters.
Fire Frequency with Tom Sweatnam
Dr. Tom Sweatnam is Director of Laboratory of Tree Ring Research and Professor of Dendrochronology and Watershed Management at the University of Arizona.
Laboratory of Tree Ring Research - "What can we learn from tree rings? The answer is limited only by our ability to decipher their stories."
Repeat Photographs by George Gruell
George E. Gruell is a wildlife biologist and has worked in several western North American states for five decades and done extensive work in the area of repeat photography. He has written on vegetation succession, wildlife habitat condition and trends, and fire ecology.
Fire in Sierra Nevada Forests - A Photographic Interpretation of Ecological Change Since 1849
Smoke Concerns with Dennis Haddow
Dennis Haddow is the Wilderness and Air Program Manager of the Department of Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service Located in Denver, Colorado.
Florida Fire with Douglas Voltolina
Douglas Voltolina is a district manager with the Florida Department of Forestry.