Prof. Stefan Doerr holds a Diplom (MSc) in Geography (with Botany and Geology) from Universität Tübingen (Germany, 1993). His PhD (Swansea University, UK, 1998) was on the effects of forest fires on soil hydrological processes.
He is Professor of Physical Geography and Head of Department at Swansea University (UK) and has held collaborative research positions at Deakin University, ANU and CSIRO (Australia), Universitat de València (Spain) and the US Geological Survey (Denver, USA). He is also Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Wildland Fire.
His research fields are wildfire impacts, carbon dynamics, soil hydrology, water repellency and geomorphology, and karst processes. He has investigated the environmental impacts of wildfires in Europe, Australia (including the catastrophic ‘Black Saturday’ fires of 2009), and North America, which focused on the relationships between fire severity, fire frequency, carbon dymanics and post-fire responses of burned terrain.