Stephen Pyne

  • Distinguished Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Regents' Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Affiliated Faculty, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 874501
Tempe, AZ 85287
USA
480-965-4092
Email: stephen.pyne@asu.edu
Web: http://pyne.faculty.asu.edu/

Biography

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.

Expertise

fire management; fire ecology; fire history; environmental history; history of exploration; writing

Education

PhD, American Civilization, University of Texas - Austin, 1976

MA, American Civilization, University of Texas - Austin, 1974

BA, English, Stanford University, 1971

Journal Articles

2013

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)

2005

Pyne, S. J. 2005. Environmental history without historians. Environmental History 10:72-74.

Books

2015

Minteer, B. A. and S. J. Pyne eds. 2015. After Preservation: Saving American Nature in the Age of Humans. University of Chicago Press. Chicago.

2001

Pyne, S. J. 2001. Fire: A brief history. University of Washington Press. Seattle, WA.

1997

Pyne, S. J. 1997. America's fires: Management on wildlands and forests.. Forest History Society. Durham, NC.

Book Chapters

In Press

Pyne, S. J. In Press. An introduction to fire. America: Encyclopedia of Earth.

Pyne, S. J. In Press. Fire. Encyclopedia of American Environmental History.

2015

Minteer, B. A. 2015. When extinction is a virtue. Pp. Chapter 12 In: Minteer, B. A. and S. J. Pyne eds., After Preservation: Saving American Nature in the Age of Humans. University of Chicago Press.

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Posters

1999

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.

Reports

1998

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)

Current Projects/Teams