Newswise — Virginia Tech offers several interview opportunities with experts in wildfires, smoke and the impacts on health, resources for optimal disaster response, along with disaster resilience and disaster recovery.
Our on-campus broadcast studio is able to connect radio and television via ISDN, Comrex Access, LTN video or Skype.
Adam Coates - Research and expertise focuses on topics such as restoration ecology, fuels, fire behavior, silviculture, soils, wildlife habitat, and water quality.
Klaus Moeltner – An expert in environmental economics who has studied wildfires extensively, points out that smoke from these fires travels hundreds of miles and has a serious impact on the health of people who live downwind.
Chris Zobel – When disaster strikes, every second is critical. Dr. Zobel uses data to help the Red Cross pre-position resources for optimal disaster response.
Yang Zhang – An expert in disaster resilience and disaster recovery, Dr. Zhang is able to discuss natural hazards mitigation, post-disaster recovery, and community resilience.
Schedule an interview To schedule an interview, contact Bill Foy in the Virginia Tech Media Relations office at 540-998-0288.