Krawchuk, Meg

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Assistant Professor
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

336 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-1483
Post-doctoral Fellow, 2011, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., 2007, University of Alberta
Research Areas: 
  • Forest, Wildlife, and Landscape Ecology
  • Science of Conservation, Restoration, and Sustainable Management
Research Interests: 
  • Conservation Biology
  • Fire Ecology
  • Landscape Ecology
I focus on landscape ecology, biogeography, pyrogeography/fire, and conservation science - looking at biophysical controls over ecological phenomena. I work at scales from local to global, addressing the causes and effects of ecological disturbances, vulnerability of terrestrial ecosystems to climate change, and challenges in conservation planning.


Graduate Major Advisor
Graduate Students: 
External (non-CoF) Graduate Students: 
  • Anna Talucci (Simon Fraser University)
  • Kurt Frei (Simon Fraser University)
Courses Taught: 
FES 440/540
Wildland Fire Ecology (formerly FOR 446/546)
FES 499
Science of Protected Areas Planning
Selected Publications: 
  1. Whitman, E., Batllori, E., Parisien, M-A., Miller, M., Coop, J.D., Krawchuk, M.A., Chong, G.W., Haire, S.J. 2015. The climate space of fire regimes in north-western North America. Journal of Biogeography 42: 1736-1749.
  2. Edwards, M., Krawchuk, M.A., Burton, P. 2014. Short-interval disturbance in lodgepole pine forests, British Columbia, Canada: Understory and overstory response to mountain pine beetle and fire. Forest Ecology and Management 338:163-175.
  3. Parisien, M-A., Parks, S.A., Krawchuk, M.A., Little, J.M., Flannigan, M.D., Gowman, L.M., Moritz, M.A. 2014. An analysis of controls on fire activity in boreal Canada: comparing models built with different temporal resolutions. Ecological Applications 24:1341-1356
  4. Krawchuk, M.A., and Moritz, M.A. 2011. Constraints on global fire activity vary across a resource gradient. Ecology 92:121-132.