Dr Maximilian Stiefel
Research Associate in Assessing the Effectiveness of Wildlife Protection Strategies
Max is a climate risk researcher. He is currently working with Dr. David Demeritt on natural language processing of natural hazard mitigation plans to construct a dataset for statistically modeling the effectiveness of wildfire protection strategies. His broader research interests are in modeling risk to human systems across all climate-sensitive hazards. Max holds a PhD from the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
- Climate Risk
- Extreme Events
- Natural Language Processing
- Artificial Intelligence
Max's current project involves gathering Community Wildfire Protection Plans and similar documents (e.g. Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans), analyzing these documents with natural language processing to construct a dataset of plan characteristics, and statistically modeling the effectiveness of wildfire protection strategies in North America.