Dr. North is a Research Forest Ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, and an Affiliate Professor of Forest Ecology, Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis. He received his Master of Forest Science at Yale University and his Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from the University of Washington. He has worked on research examining the carbon dynamics of fuels treatments and wildfire, and different management practices on forest structure, composition and function. He has also worked for USAID on developing guidelines for fostering REDD (reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) projects in Southeast Asia. His lab (students and postdoc) primarily focus on forest and fire ecology of Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest (https://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/affiliates/north/Malcolm.html).