Van Kane

Van Kane

Research Assistant Professor
Ecosystem science; Forest structure

Office: Bloedel 204
Phone: 206-685-9550 
Email: vkane@uw.edu


B.A., General Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 1977
Ph.D., Ecosystem Analysis, University of Washington, 2010

Current Sponsored Research:
Characterizing Spotted Owl Habitat Using LiDAR
Multi-scale tools to interactively design and visualize treatment alternatives
Using advanced remote sensing for estimating woody shrub biomass: a pilot study in the Susitna-Copper inventory unit of interior Alaska
Recent Publications:
Kane, V. R., Lutz, J. A., Cansler, C. A., Povak, N. A., Churchill, D. J., Smith, D. F., North, M. P. 2015. Water balance and topography predict fire and forest structure patterns. Forest Ecology and Management 338:1-13.
Kane, V.R., Cansler, C.A., Povak, N.A., Kane, J.T., McGaughey, R.J., Lutz, J.A., Churchill, D.J., North, M.P. 2015. Mixed severity fire effects within the Rim fire: Relative importance of local climate, fire weather, topography, and forest structure. Forest Ecology and Management 358:62-79.
Kane, V.R., North, M.P., Lutz, J.A., Churchill, D.J., Roberts, S.L., Smith, D.F., McGaughey, R.J., Kane, J.T., Brooks, M.L. 2014. Assessing fire effects on forest spatial structure using a fusion of Landsat and airborne LiDAR data in Yosemite National Park. Remote Sensing of Environment 151: 89-101.
Kane, V.R., Lutz, J.A., Roberts, S.L., Smith, D.F., McGaughey, R.J., Povak, N.A., Brooks, M.L. 2013. Landscape-scale effects of fire severity on mixed-conifer and red fir forest structure in Yosemite National Park. Forest Ecology and Management 287:17-31.