Dr. Mike Wotton is a research scientist with the Canadian Forest Service stationed at the University of Toronto. His current research focus involves developing process-based models of fuel moisture exchange, fire ignition and spread that can be applied by fire management agencies throughout Canada. This work, in part, involves development of models for the Canadian Forest Service’s Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS), a system used operationally throughout Canada and a growing number of countries around the world. His previous research has focused on the projection of climate change impacts on fire activity and management in Canada using fire danger and fire occurrence models. Dr. Wotton works closely with fire management agencies from across Canada in the application of the results of his research and the CFFDRS into daily fire management operations.