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
Develop New Tools for Project Planning Utilizing Existing LIDAR
Multi-scale tools to interactively design and visualize treatment alternatives
NASA Fellowship
The size and abundance of tall trees clumps are associated with optimal California spotted owl habitat?
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.