Wildfire and Carbon Modeller, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada
Tristan Zaborniak is a wildfire and carbon modeller with the Canadian Forest Service’s Carbon Accounting Team at the Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria, British Columbia. His work includes simulating future wildfire and forestry management scenarios to assess future forest sector carbon dynamics through the lens of climate change mitigation, and improvements to the models underlying these simulations.
He hold a B.Sc. in Physics, Biochemistry, and Environmental Studies from UVic (2020), where his research ranged over benchmarking noise in quantum annealers, ecological niche envelope modelling, molecular computation, and environmental genomics. He enjoys frosty mornings, puzzles, science fiction, and maps.
He is a former team member of the Wildfire & Carbon project.