About the Author
Fantina Tedim has a PhD in Human Geography. She is an Assistant Professor in the Geography Department at the University of Porto, Portugal, and a University Fellow of the University of Charles Darwin, Australia. Since 2007, her research has focused on disaster risk reduction mainly in relation to wildfire hazards, and she has written 9 papers in this area. Currently, she is the lead of an international project (FIREXTR) focused on preventing and preparing society for extreme wildfire events. Vittorio Leone, now retired from academia and working as an independent researcher, was a full professor at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Basilicata, in Italy. He taught Silviculture and Forest Fire Control and Use, and his main research interest has been in wildfire as a social phenomenon. Tara K. McGee is a professor in the Human Geography program at the University of Alberta, in Canada. She completed her Bachelor of Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo (Environment and Resource Studies), and PhD (Resource Management and Environmental Studies) at the Australian National University. Since 1998, her research program has focused on the human dimensions of wildfire, including wildfire mitigation and preparedness, Indigenous peoples and wildfire, wildfire prevention, and wildfire evacuations. Dr. McGee teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in the human dimensions of hazards and social science research methods, and has written 33 papers.