Stephanie Koroscil, MSc Candidate
Area of Interest: Pyrogenic carbon, wildland fire management, forest management
Advisor(s): Dr. Mike Flannigan
Academic Degree(s): Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry (HBScF), 2011, Lakehead University Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Stephanie Koroscil is working towards a Master of Science degree in the University of Alberta’s Department of Renewable Resources under the supervision of Dr. Mike Flannigan. Stephanie’s research focuses on quantifying the production of pyrogenic carbon in fine woody debris in Alberta’s boreal forest. She became interested in wildland fire research because of combined experiences studying forestry and working in forest fire suppression.
Stephanie obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry (HBScF) from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. During her four years there she was a member of the Lakehead University Forestry Association, on the Forestry Student Symposium Committee, and headed the Ring Ceremony planning committee during her 4th year. It was her summer employment that really ‘sparked’ Stephanie’s interest in wildland fires. As a summer job between semesters of university, she worked as a Crew Leader on an Initial Attack Fire Ranger crew with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
More recently, Stephanie has moved on to work in Fire and Vegetation Management with Parks Canada in Banff National Park.