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Diane M. Smith

Research Historian
5775 US West Highway 10
United States

Phone: 406-829-6969
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Current Research

Diane Smith's research focuses on the history of wildland fire research, including the reintroduction of fire into wilderness areas in the Rocky Mountain West.


  • Montana State University - Bozeman, Ph.D. History of science, the environment, and the American West 2012


Citations of non US Forest Service Publications

  • “Sustainability and the Origins of Wildland Fire Research, Arcadia (2015)

    "Celebrating 30 Years of the Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)," RMRS Science Spotlights (with Jane Kapler Smith) (2015)

    “From Research to Policy: The White Cap Wilderness Fire Study,” Forest History Today (2014)

    "From Science to Policy: The White Cap Wilderness Fire Management Plan," in Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, proceedings (2014)

    “Yellowstone National Park and the Summer of Fire,” Rural Connections (2013)

    Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, Research Accomplishments, Diane Smith and Colin Hardy, USDA Forest Service (2012)

    The Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory: A Fifty-Year Dedication to Understanding Wildlands and Fire, USDA Forest Service (2012)

    “50 years of Service: The Missoula Fire Sciences Lab,” Fire Management Today, Jane Kapler Smith, Diane Smith, and Colin Hardy (2011)

Last updated on : 01/14/2016