Our researcher-practitioner collaboration supports investigations that address academic and applied concerns jointly. This page lists WiRē’s studies published in the peer-reviewed literature, as well as publications from related collaborations involving our individual group members (in bold). Please contact the WiRē authors directly for access to any of these articles, if needed.


Brenkert-Smith, H., Meldrum, J.R., Champ, P.A., & Barth, C. (2017). Where you stand depends on where you sit: qualitative inquiry into notions of fire adaptationEcology and Society 22(3): 7.

Schoennagel, T., Balch, J.K., Brenkert-Smith, H., Dennison, P.E., Harvey, B.J., Krawchuk, M.A., Mietkiewicz, N., Morgan, P., Moritz, M.A., Rasker, R., Turner, M.G., & Whitlock, C. (2017). Adapt to more wildfire in western North American forests as climate changesProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(18): 4582-4590.

Kochi, I., Champ, P. A., Loomis, J. B., & Donovan, G. H. (2016). Valuing morbidity effects of wildfire smoke exposure from the 2007 Southern California wildfires. Journal of Forest Economics 25: 29-54.

Champ, P. A. & Brenkert-Smith, H. (2016). Is seeing believing? Perceptions of wildfire risk over timeRisk Analysis 36(4): 816–830.

Brenkert-Smith, H., Meldrum, J. R., & Champ, P. A. (2015). Climate change beliefs and hazard mitigation behaviors: homeowners and wildfire riskEnvironmental Hazards 14(4): 341-360.

Dickinson, K., Brenkert-Smith, H., Champ, P., & Flores, N. (2015). Catching fire? Social interactions, beliefs, and wildfire risk mitigation behaviorsSociety & Natural Resources: An International Journal 28(8): 807-824.

Paveglio, T. B., Carroll, M. S., Hall, T. E., & Brenkert-Smith, H. (2015). ‘Put the wet stuff on the hot stuff’: The legacy and drivers of conflict surrounding wildfire suppressionJournal of Rural Studies 41: 72-81.

Meldrum, J. R., Champ, P. A., Brenkert-Smith, H., Warziniack, T., Barth, C. M., & Falk, L. C. (2015). Understanding gaps between the risk perceptions of wildland-urban interface (WUI) residents and wildfire professionals. Risk Analysis 35(9): 1746-1761.

Meldrum, J. R., Champ, P. A., Warziniack, T., Brenkert-Smith, H., Barth, C. M., & Falk, L. C. (2014). Cost shared wildfire risk mitigation in Log Hill Mesa, Colorado: survey evidence on participation and willingness to pay. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23: 567-576.

Nawrotzki, R. J., Brenkert-Smith, H., Hunter, L. M., & Champ, P. A. (2014). Wildfire-migration dynamics: lessons from Colorado’s Fourmile Canyon FireSociety & Natural Resources 27(2): 215-225.

Brenkert‐Smith, H., Dickinson, K. L., Champ, P. A., & Flores, N. (2013). Social amplification of wildfire risk: the role of social interactions and information sources. Risk Analysis 33(5): 800-817.

Champ, P. A., Donovan, G. H., & Barth, C. M. (2013). Living in a tinderbox: wildfire risk perceptions and mitigating behaviours. International Journal of Wildland Fire 22(6): 832-840.

Fire on the Mountain: What Motivates Homeowners to Reduce Their Wildfire Risk? Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 7, Sept/Oct 2013. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 8 pp.

Fischer, A. P., Paveglio, T., Carroll, M., Murphy, D., & Brenkert-Smith, H. (2013). Assessing social vulnerability to climate change in human communities near public forests and grasslands: A framework for resource managers and planners. Journal of Forestry, 111(5), 357-365.

Richardson, L., Loomis, J. B., & Champ, P. A. (2013). Valuing morbidity from wildfire smoke exposure: a comparison of revealed and stated preference techniques. Land Economics 89(1): 76-100.

Brenkert-Smith, H., Champ, P. A., & Flores, N. (2012). Trying not to get burned: understanding homeowners’ wildfire risk–mitigation behaviors. Environmental Management 50(6): 1139-1151.

Kochi, I., Champ, P. A., Loomis, J. B., & Donovan, G. H. (2012). Valuing mortality impacts of smoke exposure from major southern California wildfiresJournal of Forest Economics 18(1): 61-75.

Richardson, L. A., Champ, P. A., & Loomis, J. B. (2012). The hidden cost of wildfires: Economic valuation of health effects of wildfire smoke exposure in southern California. Journal of Forest Economics 18(1): 14-35.

Brenkert-Smith, H. (2011). Homeowners’ perspectives on the parcel approach to wildland fire mitigation: the role of community context in two Colorado communities. Journal of Forestry 109(4): 193-200.

Brenkert-Smith, H., & Champ, P. A. (2011). Fourmile Canyon: Living with wildfire. Fire Management Today 71(2): 33.

Brenkert-Smith, H. (2010). Building bridges to fight fire: the role of informal social interactions in six Colorado wildland–urban interface communitiesInternational Journal of Wildland Fire 19(6): 689-697.

Kochi, I., Donovan, G. H., Champ, P. A., & Loomis, J. B. (2010). The economic cost of adverse health effects from wildfire-smoke exposure: a reviewInternational Journal of Wildland Fire 19(7): 803-817.

Champ, P. A., Donovan, G. H., & Barth, C. M. (2009). Homebuyers and wildfire risk: a Colorado Springs case study. Society & Natural Resources 23(1): 58-70.

Donovan, G. H., Champ, P. A., & Butry, D. T. (2007). Wildfire risk and housing prices: a case study from Colorado Springs. Land Economics 83(2): 217-233.

Donovan, G. H., Champ, P. A., & Butry, D. T. (2007). Measuring the efficacy of a wildfire education program. Journal of Emergency Management 5(3): 33-37.

Brenkert-Smith, H. (2006). The place of fire. Natural Hazards Review 7(3): 105-113.

Brenkert–Smith, H., Champ, P. A., & Flores, N. (2006). Insights into wildfire mitigation decisions among wildland–urban interface residents. Society and Natural Resources 19(8): 759-768.

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