Mike Flannigan

Research Scientist

Fire Research Project Leader

Natural Resources Canada

Current research and/or projects

Dr. Mike Flannigan is a senior research scientist with Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre in Sault Ste Marie. He received his BSc (Physics) from the University of Manitoba, his MSc (Atmospheric Science) from Colorado State University and his PhD (Plant Sciences) from Cambridge University. Dr. Flannigan also completed Meteorologist course MT35 with Environment Canada and worked as a meteorologist for a few years.

Dr. Flannigan’s primary research interests include fire and weather/climate interactions including the potential impact of climatic change, lightning-ignited forest fires, landscape fire modelling and interactions between vegetation (peat in particular), fire and weather. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Wildland Fire and has taken on leadership roles with the U.S. National Assessment on Global Change, IGBP Fire Fast Track Initiative and Global Change Terrestrial Ecosystems efforts on the global impacts of fire.

Professional activities / interests

Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto and University of Quebec (Montréal)

Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Education and awards

BSc (Physics), University of Manitoba

MSc (Atmospheric Science), Colorado State University

PhD (Plant Sciences), Cambridge University

Meteorologist course MT35, Environment Canada