Knowledge for Wildfire project leader
Julia was Senior Lecturer in Remote Sensing and NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow in the School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, where she is now Honorary Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow.
She is a member of national fire forums including the England and Wales Wildfire Forum (EWWF), and the Fire Sector Federation’s Fire Research and Statistics Forum, the Fire and Rescue Statistics User Group. She co-ordinated the FIRES seminar series, the FIRES policy brief and stakeholder survey. She is a member of the Environmental Processes Research Group (EPRG) at the University of Manchester.
KfWf Communications Office
Gareth is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester,where he leads the Environmental Processes Research Group (EPRG). His research covers a broad range of carbon biogeochemistry including the carbon budgets of prescribed burning and wildfires.
He is a member of the Upland Management Group (formerly Best Practice Burning Group) and co-wrote the Scientific Review “Impacts of Burning Management on Peatlands” (PDF, 540KB) as part of the IUCN UK Peatland Programme Commission of Inquiry.
KfWf Administrative assistant
Dr. Ioanna (Jo) was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Human Geography at the University of Manchester. She was previously Post-Doc RA on Julia McMorrow’s NERC project on ‘Signposting NERC-funded research on vegetation for the England and Wales Wildfire Forum’ and co-developed the ‘Who does What’ UK fire researcher database. Her PhD was on Social Network Analysis for Natural Resource Management and focused on mapping the key stakeholders of the Dark Peak (Peak District National Park) who were involved in managing for a carbon agenda.
She was a founding member of ecosystems@manchester, a research network developed to optimise cross disciplinary collaboration and external engagement across the University of Manchester. She is also a member of the Environmental Processes Research Group (EPRG).