Stephen Pyne

Regents Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4501

Biography

Stephen J. Pyne has written over 30 books, mostly on the history and management of wildland and rural fire, including big-screen surveys for the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe (including Russia), and the world generally, and is completing a multi-volume fire history of the U.S. and its regions since 1960. His exploration research includes books on Antarctica, the Grand Canyon, the Voyager mission, and a biography of Grove Karl Gilbert. 

He teaches courses on fire, history of exploration and science, and nonfiction writing.

Education

PhD University of Texas-Austin 1976

MA University of Texas-Austin 1974

BA Stanford University 1971

 

 

Research Interests

Current research pivots around a multi-volume exploration of American fire history since 1960.  The basic narrative, Between Two Fires, was published in 2015.  A series of regional surveys under the general title To the Last Smoke is being released, with up to nine books.  A complementary volume on writing, Style and Story, is in press. Future research planned includes a fire history of Mexico

Publications

  • Style and Story: A Guide of Literary Methods in Writing Nonfiction (University of Arizona Press, 2018)
  • Interior West: A Fire Survey (University of Arizona Press, 2018)
  • Great Plains: A Fire Survey (University of Arizona Press, 2017)
  • Southwest: A Fire Survey (University of Arizona Press, 2017)
  • Northern Rockies: A Fire Survey (University of Arizona Press, 2016)
  • California: A Fire Survey (University of Arizona Press, 2016)
  • Florida: A Fire Survey (University of Arizona Press, 2016)
  • Between Two Fires: a Fire History of Contemporary America (University of Arizona Press, 2015)
  • Fire: Nature and Culture (Reaktion Books, 2013)
  • Last Lost World: Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene (Viking Penguins, 2012); co-authored with Lydia V. Pyne.
  • Voyager: Exploration, Space, and the Third Great Age of Discovery (Viking Penguins, 2010)
  • "Restoring the Narrative of American Environmental History,"Restoration Ecology 21 (1), 2012: 6-11; co-authored with Ben Minteer.
  • “Forward Strategies,” The Daily Beast (29 June 2012);

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  • Stephen J. Pyne. Between Two Fires: A Fire History of Contemporary America (2015)
  • Stephen Pyne. Fire Age. Aeon (2015)
  • Stephen Pyne. East of the Wind and West of the Rain. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (2015)
  • Stephen Pyne. A Refusal To Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Crew in Yarnell. Pacific Standard (2013).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Burning like a mountain. Aeon (2014).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Firepower. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (2014).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Moved by fire: history's Promethean moment. The Appendix (2014).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Squaring the triangle at San Carlos. Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center (2014).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Box and Burn: the new reality of western fire. (2014).
  • Stephen Pyne. Beyond the Jerediad. Wildfire (2013).
  • Stephen Pyne. Ice Inferno. Aeon (2013).
  • Stephen Pyne. Voyager: a tribute. Planetary Society, Guest Blog (2013).
  • Andrew Scott, David Bowman, William Bond, Stephen Pyne, Martin Alexander. Fire on Earth: An Introduction. (2013).
  • Lydia V. Pyne and Stephen J. Pyne. The Last Lost World: Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene. (2013).
  • . . Review of: Alone on the Ice (2013).
  • . . Review of: Working on Mars. Voyages of Scientific Discovery with the Mars Exploration Rovers (2013).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Prologue. Vegetation Fires and Global Change. Challenges for Concerted International Action. A White Paper directed to the United Nations and International Organizations (2013).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Social Dimensions of Fire. Vegetation Fires and Global Change. Challenges for Concerted International Action. A White Paper Directed to the United Nations and International Organizations (2013).
  • Stephen Pyne. Built to Burn. Design with the Desert. Conservation and Sustainable Development (2013).
  • Stephen Pyne. Ice Sublime. In Search of the South Pole (2013).
  • Stephen Pyne. After the Fire. (2013).
  • Stephen Pyne. Three fires. (2013).
  • Stephen Pyne. Why We Are Not at War with Fire. (2013).
  • Ben Minteer and Stephen J. Pyne. Restoring the narrative of American environmentalism. Restoration Ecology (2012).
  • Lydia V. Pyne and Stephen J. Pyne. Erectus unbound. The Page 99 Test. Page99 (2012).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Pyric Other, Pyric Double: Fire Tame, Fire Feral, Fire Extinct. Australian Humanities Review (2012).
  • Stephen Pyne. Forward strategies. The Daily Beast (2012).
  • Stephen Pyne. More fires. New York Times, Room for Debate (2012).
  • Stephen Pyne. Unbundling space. Zocalo Public Square (2012).
  • Steve Pyne. Between two fires: a new narrative. Fire Management Today (2012).
  • Lydia V. Pyne and Stephen J. Pyne. The Last Lost World: Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene. (2012).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Fire: Nature and Culture. (2012).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Afterword: Fire on the Fringe. Flammable Cities. Urban Conflagration and the Making of the Modern World (2012).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Site and insight: the deep history of an idea. Carving the Grand Canyon, 2nd ed (2012).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. The Shock of the Old. Reconstructing the View. the GrandCanyon Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe (2012).
  • Steve Pyne. Foreword. 2012 National Prescribed Fire Use Report (2012).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Recording history: the past as now. Workshop, Journalism and the Humanities, Institute for Humanities Research (2012).
  • Stephen Pyne. Words on fire from a scholar on fire. Words on Fire Conference, Oregon State University (2012).
  • Pyne, Stephen. A Beautiful Mind: William H. Goetzmann (1930-2010). Southwest Historical Quarterly CXIV, No. 3 (2011).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Wallow Fire. Wildfire (2011).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Wallow fire. Arizona Republic, Perspectives (2011).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Voice and Vision: A Guide to Writing History and Other Serious Nonfiction. (2011).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Voyager: Exploration, Space, and the Third Great Age of Discovery. (2011).
  • . . Review of: Fire Management in the American West (2011).
  • . . Review of: Fireworks: Pyrotechnic Arts & Sciences in European History (2011).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Cash-Value of Environmental History. The Future of Environmental History (2011).
  • Keller, Paul, ed. "Steve Pyne Comments," in Can History Help Guide our Fire Management Futures?. (2011).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Fog of War. (2011).
  • Pyne, Stephen. A Beautiful Mind: William H. Goetzmann (1930-2010). History News Network (2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Between Two Fires: The Past and Future of Fire in America. Penn State Environmental Law Review (2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Extreme Environments. Environmental History (2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Riding the Melt. Historically Speaking (2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Space Travel as Exploration. The Space Review (2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Ecology of Fire. Nature Education Knowledge (2010).
  • . . Review of: Atmospheric Sciences at NASA: A History (2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Fire. Blackwell's Companion to American Environmental History (2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Creative Destruction in Nature's Economy. World Economic Forum (2010).
  • Bowman, David M.J.S. et al (Pyne as co-author). Fire in the Earth System. Science (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Fire on the Fringe. Environmental Research Letters (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Voice and Vision. A Guide to Writing History and Other Nonfiction. (2009).
  • . . Review of: America's Ocean Wilderness: A Cultural History of Twentieth-Century Exploration (2009).
  • . . Review of: The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Eternal Flame: A Fire History of the Mediterranean. Earth Observatin of Wildland Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystems (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Black Saturday II. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Creative Destruction in Nature's Economy. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Forestry and Forest Governance: A Brief Interpretive History. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. History is Literature; It is also Art. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Looking Back. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Missouri Compromise. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Patch Burning. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. People of the Prairie, People of the Fire. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Professor of Fire. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Reflections on Dome C. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Some Say in Fire. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Great Integrator: An Interview with Stephen J. Pyne. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Hand on the Torch: A Survey of Woods Arson. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The human geography of fire: a research agenda. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Two Fires. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen et al. The Changing Face of Wildland Fire. Key findings of a February 2008 expert meeting on wildland fire. (2009).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Black Saturday II. (2009).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Professor of Fire. (2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. An Introduction to Fire in America. Encyclopedia of Earth (2008).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Facing the Flames, Then and Now. Year of the Fires (afterword to new edition of book) (2008).
  • Pyne, Stephen. No Longer on the Fringe: The Wildland/Urban Interface as History. Forest History Society (2008).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Passing the Torch. Getting a Grip on the Age of Megafires. American Scholar (2008).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Smokechaser Steve. My Life after American Studies. Main Currents (2008).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Spark and Sprawl: A World Tour. Forest History Society (2008).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Untamed Art. Forest History Society (2008).
  • Stephen Pyne. Spark and Sprawl: A World Tour. Forest History Today (2008).
  • . . Review of: Smoke Jumping on the Western Fire Line: Conscientious Objectors During World War II (2008).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Beyond the Barrier: Ice into Art. The Antarctic. From the Circle to the Pole (2008).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Between Two Fires [A Wildfire Experts Views the Money Meltdown]. (2008).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Blazes on the fire frontier. Washington Post (2007).
  • Stephen Pyne. Burning Borders. Environmental History (2007).
  • Stephen Pyne. John, of the Smokechasers. Environmental History (2007).
  • Stephen Pyne. Problems, paradoxes, paradigms: triangulating fire research. International Journal of Wildland Fire (2007).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada. (2007).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. Grove Karl Gilbert. A Great Engine of Research. (2007).
  • . . Review of: Fire and Avian Ecology in North America (2007).
  • . . Grove Karl Gilbert (2007).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. Bridging Ice. Antarctica: On Thin Ice (2007).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . My Country is Fire: Quebec, Canada, Forests, and Fire. Positioning Quebec in Global Environmental History (2007).
  • Stephen Pyne. 'The Solution is Aircraft': Aircraft and the Political Economy of Canadian Forest Fires. American Review of Canadian Studies (2006).
  • Stephen Pyne. Mon pays, c'est le feu. Le Quebec, le Canada, les forets et le feu. Globe. Revue internatinale d'eutdes quebecoises (2006).
  • Stephen Pyne. The Element That Isn't. Fire Ecology (2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. The Still-Burning Bush. (2006).
  • . . Review of: Seven Fires. The Urban Infernos that Reshaped America (2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . Fogo no jardim: compreensão do contexto dos incêndios em Portugal. Incêndios Florestais em Portugal (2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . Seeking Newer Worlds: An Historical Context for Space Exploration. Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight (2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . The Fire in the Garden: Understanding the Contexts for Fire in Portugal. Incendios Florestais em Portugal: Caracterizacao, Impactes, e Provencao (2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . The Fire of Life. Wildfire: A Century of Failed Fire Policy (2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . The Fire of Life: Thinking About the Biological Basis for Fire. The Wildfire Reader (2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Triangulating Fire Research: A Proposal for rethinking Fire Scholarship. (2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Ice. (2006).
  • Stephen Pyne. Environmental History Without Historians. Environmental History (2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. Brittlebush Valley. (2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. Fire: A Brief History. (2005).
  • . . Review of: Isle of Fire (2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Comments on the proposed Canadian Wildland Fire Strategy. (2005).
  • Stephen Pyne. Burning Banff. ISLE (2004).
  • Stephen Pyne. Fire Creature, Fire Planet. History Compass (2004).
  • Stephen Pyne. Pyromancy: Reading Stories in the Flames. Conservation Biology (2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. Tending Fire. Coping with America's Wildland Fires. (2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. The Ice. A Journey to Antarctica. (2004).
  • . . Review of: Australia Burning. Fire Ecology, Policy, and Management Issues (2004).
  • . . Review of: Eating Smoke. Fire in Urban America, 1800-1950 (2004).
  • . . Review of: Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests (2004).
  • . . Review of: Empire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism (2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . Fire. Patterned Ground. Entanglements of Nature and Culture (2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . Hominid Hearth: The Human History of African Fire. Fire in Africa South of the Sahara. Handbook on Fire Management and Control (2004).
  • Stephen Pyne. Fire: A Brief History. Japan UNI Agency (2003).
  • Stephen Pyne. Firestop II. Fire Management Today (2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. Fire: A Brief History. (2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. Smokechasing. (2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. The Ice. (2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. The Ice. A Journey to Antarctica. (2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. World Fire. The Culture of Fire on Earth. (2003).
  • . . Review of: An Environmental History of the World (2003).
  • . . Review of: Fire, Native Peoples, and the Natural Landscape (2003).
  • . . Review of: In the Absence of Predators (2003).
  • . . World Fire (2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. Fire's Lucky Country. Fire in South-Western Australia Ecosystems: Impacts and Management (2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . Preface. Les feux de foret. L'histoire d'une guerra (2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . The Tool That is More: An Inquiry into Fire, the Original Promethean Invention. Inventing for the Environment (2003).
  • Stephen Pyne. History with Fire in its Eye: An Introduction to Fire in America. Nature Transformed, TeacherServe National Humanities Center (2002).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. Year of the Fires. The Story of the Great Fires of 1910. (2002).
  • . . Review of: The Silver Lining: The Benefits of Natural Disasters (2002).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . How the Canyon Became Grand. American Victorians and Virgin Nature (2002).
  • Pyne, Stephen. If I Ran the Zoo. The State of Wildland Fire in America. (2002).
  • . . Review of: A River Running West (2001).
  • . . Review of: Nature and the English Diaspora (2001).
  • . . Tertiary History of the Grand Cañon District (2001).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . Der langwierige Brand: Eine Einführung in die Geschichte des Feuers und der Menschheit. Feuer (2001).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . Foreword. Under Fire. The West Is Burning (2001).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . Gegenfeuer: Der Einfluß der europäischen Kolonisation, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung Nordamerikas. Feuer (2001).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Cartographic Editor) . The Big Blowup. Wildfire: A Reader (2001).
  • Pyne, Stephen. I've Seen the Past, and It Works (Sort Of). (2001).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Wildland Fire in America: A Commentary. (2001).
  • . . Review of: Something New Under the Sun. An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (2000).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . Excerpt from The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica. American Sea Writing: A Literary Anthology (2000).
  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph (Author) . Una introducción a la ecología política de fuego. Educación e Incendios Forestales (2000).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Between Two Fires [A Wildfire Expert Views the Money Meltdown]. The Tyee (0).

Research Activity

  • Pyne, Stephen Joseph. Complete suite of regional fire surveys (To the Last Smoke). Joint Fire Science Program, BLM (05/14/2017 - 05/2018)
  • Pyne,Stephen Joseph*. Book-length fire history of America 1960-2010, along with select regional surveys. USDA-FS(10/1/2010 - 9/30/2015). Co-sponsored by U.S. Forest Service, Department of the Interior, and Joint Fire Science Program
  • Pyne,Stephen Joseph*. A CULTURAL HISTORY OF FIRE IN AUSTRALIA. NEA(8/1/1988 - 7/31/1989).

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 427 Fire
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
HPS 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
HPS 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 189 Life Sciences Career Paths
HPS 590 Reading and Conference
HPS 591 Seminar
HPS 790 Reading and Conference
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
HPS 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
HPS 591 Seminar
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 394 Special Topics
BIO 427 Fire
HPS 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
HPS 520 Masters of Nonfiction
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
HPS 591 Seminar
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
HPS 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
HSD 591 Seminar
HPS 591 Seminar
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
BIO 427 Fire
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
HPS 591 Seminar
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
HSD 591 Seminar
HPS 591 Seminar
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
HPS 336 Exploration and Science
HPS 591 Seminar

Presentations

  • Pyne, Stephen. Between Two Fires: Wildland Fire in America Today. Invited lecture, National Interagency Fire Center, Boise, ID (Sep 2020).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Fire history of contemporary America. Joint Fire Science Program board meeting - Santa Fe, NM (Oct 2014).
  • Stephen Pyne. History of American wildland fire policy. Arizona League of Cities and Towns (Aug 2014).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Between Two Fires. Oak Woodlands Consortium, Joint Fire Science Program, inaugural meeting - Crossville, TN (Jun 2014).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Between Two Fires: America's fire revolution. Large Fire Conference - Assoc. for Fire Ecology and International Assoc for Wildland Fire (May 2014).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Monster Flicks - Big fires come to the big screen. Large Fire Conference - Assoc. for Fire Ecology and International Assoc for Wildland Fire (May 2014).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. Fire's American century. San Carlos Apache Agency, fire training (Apr 2014).
  • Stephen Pyne. Pragmatism and environmental history. American Society for Environmental History annual meeting (Mar 2014).
  • Stephen J Pyne. Seeking Newer Worlds: Voyager. Invited lecture, Kalmar Nyckel Foundation (Mar 2014).
  • Pinchot Institute for Conservation. Between Two Fires. Invited lecture (Feb 2014).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. The future of fire. Futuringcasting workshop, sponsored by Intel (Feb 2014).
  • Stephen J. Pyne. WUI Woes. Workshop on Wildland/Urban Interface and Fire - Headwaters Economics. Jackson Hole, WY (Jan 2014).
  • National Advanced Fire and Research Institute. American fire history. Fire in Ecosystem Management (M-590) (Jan 2014).
  • Stephen Pyne. After the Fire. Natl Fire Protection Association Meeting - Backyards and Beyond (Nov 2013).
  • Stephen Pyne. Between Two Fires. Public lecture, University of Nevada - Reno (Aug 2013).
  • Stephen Pyne. Imagining Canada: Reflections in the Flames. Does the World Need More Canada? Workshop preceding American Society for Environmental History Mtg (Mar 2013).
  • Stephen Pyne. Combustion Fast, Combustion Slow, Combustion Deep. Society for Range Management, Annual Meeting (Feb 2013).
  • Stephen Pyne. American fire history. M-580 Fire in Ecosystem Management (Jan 2013).
  • Stephen Pyne. Back to fire's future: analogues for the history to come. Fire Congress, Association for Fire Ecology (Dec 2012).
  • Stephen Pyne. Words on fire from a scholar on fire. Words on Fire Symposium - Spring Creek Project (Nov 2012).
  • Stephen Pyne. The Big Blowup. Society of American Foresters - annual meeting (Oct 2012).
  • Stephen Pyne. Between two fires: an American survey. National Research Council, National wildfire resilience workshop (Oct 2012).
  • Stephen Pyne. Voice and vision. Writing workshop, St John's College - presented by Skype (Jun 2012).
  • Stephen Pyne. Smokechased; fire's American century. Fire in the Southwest - Association for Fire Ecology (Feb 2012).
  • Stephen Pyne. Reporting history: the past as now. Joujrnalism and the Humanities - Institute for Humanities Research (Feb 2012).
  • Stephen Pyne. Fire history of America. Fire in Ecosystem Management (M-580) - National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute (Jan 2012).
  • Pyne, Stephen. America's Wildland Fires: a Historical Introduction. Wildfire: law, economics, and policy - symposium; University of Arizona (Nov 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Between Two Fires: Understanding the American Fire Scene. Public lecture, University of California - Santa Barbara (Oct 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Great Fires: A Retrospective. 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, International Assoc of Wildland Fire (Oct 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. And He Shewed Thee His Great Fire: Memorializing the Great Fires of 1910. Centennial celebration, 1910 Fires; St Maries, ID (Aug 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Great Fires. Centennial celebration, 1910 fires; Wallace, ID (Aug 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Cash-Value of Environmental History. Environmental History Workshop, National History Center and Rachel Carson Center (Jun 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Big Blowup. Inland Society of American Foresters Meeting; Wallace, ID (May 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Fire: The Human Dimension. Joint Fire Science Program, meeting in Minneapolis, MN (May 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Pyric Transition. Fire Workshop, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (Apr 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. American fire history. M-580 Fire in Ecosystem Management course; National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute (Apr 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Fire's Centennial. Fire Management Officers Conference, Bureau of Indian Affairs (Mar 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Writing with No Name. Teaching Writing, American Society for Environmental History (Mar 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Between Two Fires: the Past and Future of Fire in America. Public lecture, Penn State University Law School (Mar 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Fire and the National Park Service. National Fire Management Officers Conference, National Park Service (Feb 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Between Two Fires: Fire in America Today. Thompson Memorial Lecture, Northern Arizona University (Feb 2010).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Surely, Fire is What I Am. Fire in Human Evolution, Society, and Culture (Dec 2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Fire in the American West. Public lecture, Center for the American West, UC Boulder (Sep 2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Between Two Fires. Public lecture, Jones Ecological Research Station, Ichauway, GA (Sep 2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. America's Fire Revolution. Illinois Prescribed Fire Council, Chicago, IL (May 2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. American History with Fire in Its Eye. Public lecture, associated with Illinois Rx Fire Council (May 2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. History with Fire in Its Eye. Public lecture, Oklahoma State University (Apr 2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Historical Perspective on Fire. Fire in Ecosystem Management, National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute (Apr 2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Seeking Newer Worlds. Furniss Lectures, Colorado State University (Mar 2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Flame and Fortune. Furniss Lectures, Colorado State University (Mar 2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Writing with No Name. Furniss Lectures, Colorado State University (Mar 2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. America's Great Cultural Revolution on Fire. Panel, American Society for Environmental History meeting (Feb 2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Social Ecology of Fire. Fire and Climate Change (Jan 2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Changing Economy of Fire in the West. Wildfires in the West: An Interdisciplinary Panel Forum (Jan 2009).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Three narratives of fire. Hot Topics and Burning Issues: Fire as a driver of system processes (Mar 2008).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Rekindling fire science. Fish and Wildlife Service Annual Refuges Fire Workshop (Dec 2007).
  • Pyne, Stephen. IGY: announcing a third great age of discovery. Making Science Global (Nov 2007).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Paradigms of fire history. Human Fire History (Oct 2007).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Grand Canyon and Modern Science: An Introduction to a Parallel History. Canon National Parks Scholars Retreat (Oct 2007).
  • Pyne, Stephen. "American History with Fire in its Eye". Human Fire History (Oct 2007).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Fire, science, and resource management: an introduction to the American experience. Canon National Parks Scholars Retreat (Oct 2007).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Megaburning. The Meaning of Megafires and the Means of their Management. IV International Conference on Wildland Fire (May 2007).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Triangulating Fire: A Proposal for Rethinking Fire Research. V International Conference on Forest Fire Research (Nov 2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Wrath of Kuhn: meditations on fire philosophy. International Fire Ecology Congress II (Oct 2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Big Burns, Then and Now. International Fire Ecology Congress II (Oct 2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Firepower: Fire and Sword in the Industrial Age. American Society for Environmental History, annual meeting (Mar 2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen. History of Fire. Fire in Ecosystem Management, National Interagency Fire Institute (Mar 2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Science and Nature: Writing the Real. Desert Nights, Rising Stars. ASU Writing Conference 2006 (Feb 2006).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Culture of Fire on Earth. San Diego Museum of Natural History (Nov 2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen, Collins, Tim. Fire Field Trip. Field Trip, for annual meeting of Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (Oct 2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Fire and the Forest Service: A Retrospective. Roundtable Panel: Forest Service Centennial, Western History Association Annual Meeting (Oct 2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Centennial Fire. Western History Association (Oct 2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen. My Country is Fire: Fire, Quebec, and Canada. Symposium: Situating Quebec in Environmental History (Sep 2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Fire: A Brief History. SoLS Science Studio (Aug 2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Tempering the Temperate Forest: Fire, Axe, and People. Symposium on the Temperate Forest (Grinnell College) (May 2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Fire. Seminar, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University (May 2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen. A Brief History of Fire. Association of American Geographers, annual meeting (Apr 2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Prometheus Unbound. Panel on fire history, American Society for Environmental History (Mar 2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Seeking Newer Worlds: An Historical Context for Space Exploration. NASA-National Air and Space Museum, Workshop on Critical Issues in Space History (Mar 2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Historical Role of Fire. Fire in Ecosystem Management, National Interagency Fire Institute (federal agencies) (Feb 2005).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Facing the Flames: The U.S. Forest Service Takes on Fire. Fire and Forest Health, Andrus Center for Public Policy, USFS centennial (Nov 2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Arizona and Fire. ASU Woman's Club meeting (Oct 2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Forests, Fires, and Regime Change. Gordon Research Conference, on Science and Technology Policy (Aug 2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Legacy. (multiple sponsors) (Jun 2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Fire in the Garden: Understanding the Context of Fire in Portugal. Conference on Wildfire in Portugal (May 2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Why the West Burns. 6th Annual GIS Exposition and Symposium (May 2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Best of Friends, the Worst of Enemies. Canadian Forest Service, Edmonton, Alberta (Apr 2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Survey of American Fire History. Fire in Ecosystem Management, national training course for federal land agencies (Feb 2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Understanding Arizona's Fires. ASU Retirees, Annual Meeting (Feb 2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Flame and Fortune: An Overview of American Fire. Malpai Borderlands Group, Science Meeting (Jan 2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen. How the Canyon Became Grand. Public Lecture, Cline Library and Grand Canyon Association, Northern Arizona University (Jan 2004).
  • Pyne, Stephen. History with Fire in Its Eye. Warren Center for the Humanities (Oct 2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen. American History with Fire in Its Eye. (Sep 2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Flame and Fortune. Public lecture (Sep 2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Mind of Grove Karl Gilbert. Earth Science Seminar (Apr 2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Global Perspective: Conceptualizintg Fire in Past, Present, and Future Settings. 3rd International Conference on Wildland Fire (Mar 2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen. The Culture of Fire and the American West. Science, Ecosystem Management and the American West, Panel, AAAS Meeting (Feb 2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Why the West Burns. (Feb 2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Flame and Fortune. Public Lecture Series (Feb 2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Seeking Newer Worlds: The Future of Exploration. American Assoc. for Advancement of Science (Feb 2003).
  • Pyne, Stephen. Smokechasing. Tucson Book Festival
  • Pyne, Stephen. How the Canyon Became Grand. Cline Library and Grand Canyon Association
  • Pyne, Stephen. Capacity Building, Senior Fire Administrators, and U.N. University. U.N. Intl. Strategy for Disaster Reduction - Wildfire Advisory Group Meeting
  • Pyne, Stephen. Facing the Flames: Fire and the Forest Service. Seminar, School of Forestry
  • Pyne, Stephen. Flame and Fortune: An Overview of American Fire. Malpai Borderlands Group, Science Meeting
  • Pyne, Stephen. Big Burns, Then and Now. Assoc. for Fire Ecology, Fire Congress
  • Pyne, Stephen. Triangulating Fire Research: A Proposal for Rethinking Fire Scholarship. V International Conference on Forest Fire Research
  • Pyne, Stephen. American fire history. Fire ecology (course)
  • Pyne, Stephen. Awful Splendour: a fire history of Canada. CIFFC webinar
  • Pyne, Stephen. Historical fire. Fire in Ecosystem Management

Honors/Awards

2016     National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute, recognition for distinguished service

2015      Recognition of Merit.  6th International Wildland Fire Conference (Pyeongchang, Korea)

2014       ASU Global Institute of Sustainability - Distinguished Sustainability Scholar

              ASU Virginia Piper Center for Creative Writing.  Affiliate status.

2010      Thompson Memorial Lecture, Northern Arizona University

2009      Furniss Lectures, Colorado State University

2007      ASU College of Arts and Sciences  Distinguished Faculty Award

2005      Association of American Geographers  Honorary Geographer

2003      Appointed a Regents Professor, Arizona State University

2001     Year of the Fires named by Library Journal to its Best Books of 2001 and by PEN

Center to its Finalist roster in the category of Research Non-fiction

2001      Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

1998      Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Alberta

1995      Robert Kirsch Award, Los Angeles Times, for "a living author whose residence or focus

   has been in the West and whose career contributions merit body-of-work recognition"

1995      Theodore Blegen Award, Forest History Society, for essay "Nataraja: India's Cycle of  Fire"

1995      Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (ended in 2015)

1995      ASU Alumni Award for Research

1993      ASU West Award of Achievement in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

1992      B. Benjamin Zucker Environmental Fellowship, Yale University

1988      John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship

1987     The Ice named by New York Times Book Review as among "Best Books of 1987"

1984      Esquire Magazine Register (December)

1983     Forest History Society Book Award for Fire in America

1982     Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Award, Forest History Society

1973     Outstanding performance award, National Park Service

Service

  • Certificate in Nonfiction Writing and Publishing, Director (2014 - 2016)
  • SOLS Safety Committee, Member (2013 - Present)
  • Science Museum of Minnesota, Advisor (2008 - Present)
  • U.N. International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Wildfire Advisory Group, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Academic Council, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Wildfire and Law, adviser and speaker (2014 - 2015)
  • American Society for Environmental History, Member, executive council (2003 - 2014)
  • Search Committee, Creative Writing (English Dept), Committee member (2013 - 2014)
  • Environmental History, Editorial Board (2011 - 2013)
  • American Society for Environmental History, Member, Committee to review MOU with Forest History Society (2009 - 2009)
  • American Council of Learned Societies, Fellowship reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Center for Biology and Society, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Review Committee, Chair (2007 - 2008)
  • National Humanities Center, Review panelist (2008 - 2008)
  • Facilities Committee, Member (2007 - 2007)
  • Awards Committee, Member (2007 - 2007)
  • Ad-hoc Human Dimensions group on the environment, Secretary/convener (2004 - 2005)
  • CLAS Research Committee, Member (2004)
  • Academic Council, Member (2003)
  • Forest History Society, Member, Board of Directors (2003)
  • Steering Committee, Biology & Society Program, Member (2003)
  • U.N. International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Working Group 4, Wildfire, Member (2003)