Dr. Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz, PhD

Dr. Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Faculty of Forestry

Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences

Vancouver Campus


Contact Information

Chosen name and pronouns:

Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz (She/Her/Hers)


phone: 604-363-9863

Twitter/ kcopesgerbitz

Alternate Contact

Lou Corpuz-Bosshart

Media Relations Specialist

Tel: 604 822 2048

Email: lou.bosshart@ubc.ca


Historical fire regimes, fire governance, Indigenous fire stewardship, Fire ecology, community wildfire resilience, wildfire preparedness, wildfire prevention, wildfire management,



In the Media

Hawaii wildfires: how did the deadly Maui fire start and what caused it? – The Guardian What’s driving Maui’s devastating fires, and how climate change is fueling those conditions – Associated Press via ABC News Preventing forest fires by getting ahead with the work now – CKNW Mornings with Simi Sara