Dr. Pyne teaches courses on fire, environmental history, history of exploration, and nonfiction writing. He was a prime mover behind the Certificate in Nonfiction Writing and Publishing. He has authored big-screen books on the fire histories of the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe (including Russia), and the Earth overall; studies of Antarctica, Grand Canyon, the Voyager mission, and, with his daughter, Lydia, the Pleistocene; and a book about writing nonfiction.
PhD, American Civilization, University of Texas - Austin, 1976
MA, American Civilization, University of Texas - Austin, 1974
BA, English, Stanford University, 1971
Minteer, B. A. and S. J. Pyne. 2013. Restoring the narrative of American environmentalism. Restoration Ecology 21(1):6-11. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2012.00909.x. (link)
Pyne, S. J. 2005. Environmental history without historians. Environmental History 10:72-74.
Pyne, S. J. 2001. Fire: A brief history. University of Washington Press. Seattle, WA.
Pyne, S. J. 1997. America's fires: Management on wildlands and forests.. Forest History Society. Durham, NC.
Pyne, S. J. In Press. An introduction to fire. America: Encyclopedia of Earth.
Pyne, S. J. In Press. Fire. Encyclopedia of American Environmental History.
Pyne, S. J. 2010. Fire. In: Brosnan, K. A. ed., Encyclopedia of American Environmental History. Vol II. Facts on File, Inc.
Pyne, S. J. 2010. Smokey the bear. In: Brosnan, K. A. ed., Encyclopedia of American Environmental History. Vol IV. Facts on File, Inc.
Pyne, S. J. 2006. The fire of life. In: Wuerthner, G. ed., Wildlife: A century of failed policy. Island Press.
Pyne, S. J., S. S. Schmieding and S. Amerman. 1999. The ecology of urban fire: A methodological meditation, a reseaarch reconnaissance. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State university, Tempe.
Pyne, S. J., S. S. Schmieding and S. Ammerman. 1998. The Ecology of Urban Fire: An Inquiry Into Its Theory and Practice. CAP LTER research report for project DI15. (link)