Marc-André Parisien is a research scientist at the Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, (Edmonton, Alberta) where he has been working with the fire research group since 2000. He was trained as a forest ecologist and holds a BSc from McGill University, a MSc from l’Université du Québec à Rimouski, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. His research on wildland fire is focused on understanding biophysical controls on fire regimes, mostly within the boreal biome of North America. He specializes in quantitative analysis methods, including process-based simulation modeling, a tool he uses for mapping wildfire risk. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and his work has been featured in the scientific and popular media.