Lee Klinger, MA, PhD, is an independent scientist living in Big Sur, California. Since 2005 he has served as director of Sudden Oak Life, a movement based on using traditional ecological techniques to address the problem of oak mortality in California and elsewhere. Dr. Klinger has over 30 years of experience in the environmental sciences and has held scholarly appointments at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the University of Colorado, the University of Oxford, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Klinger has over 50 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of ecology, botany, atmospheric chemistry, geology, geophysiology, and complexity.
Articles referred to in interview:
- From November 11, 2019 issue of Mother Jones: California’s Wildfire Policy Totally Backfired. Native Communities Know How to Fix It
- Relationship between sudden oak death and fire history, US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station