Funded Research Projects: Forest Ecology

The Forest Ecology interest group covers a broad spectrum of topics in forest biology and environmental science, with basic and applied research in a diversity of fields including aquatic-terrestrial interactions, conservation biology (see also the Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture interest group), ecological modeling, ecophysiology, ecosystem studies, entomology, fire ecology, forest community ecology, genetics, global climate change, landscape ecology, paleoecology, pathology, and soils and nutrient cycling. Fern
Application of New Spatial Technologies to Advance Fuel Characterization, Combustion Models, and Fire Effects

Calibration and validation of satellite burn-severity indices with field data in forests of the Interior Pacific Northwest

Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest and Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission project support

Characterizing Forest Structure Using Airborne LIDAR

Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network - understanding materials flux in linked terrestrial and marine systems in the face of climate change

Collaborative Research: A landscape resistance mapping approach to understanding species invasion patterns

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: The 2016 Yellowstone Fires: early indicators of ecosystem transitions in a more fiery future?

Colville National Forest Vision 2020 Monitoring

Coordination of protocol reviews for long-term inventory and monitoring in the Pacific West Region

Decision Support Tools for Smoke Management from Wildland Fires

Ecosystem Services - Seminar Course SA Support

Elucidating traits and factors determining the risk of introduced herbivorous insects on North American native plants

Evaluation of Emerald Ash Borer Trapping Schemes

Fuel and fire hazard assessment at the USFS Savannah River Site using the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS)

Identifying Emerging Pathways of Asian Gypsy Moth in the Pacific Northwest

Improving Estimates of Future Fires, Fire Emissions, and Smoke

Inland PNW Post Fire Management

Integration of Models and Information Systems for Improving Decision Making During Wildland Fire Smoke Episodes

Land Water Carbon

LiDAR Integration into Dry Forest Management and Restoration

Long-term responses of vegetation to variable-retention harvests

Magnitude and Controls on the Lateral Transport of Carbon via Steams and Rivers

Managing for resistance and resilience during a period of accelerating tree mortality in Rocky Mountain subalpine forests

Measuring Outcomes of Habitat Acquisitions and Regulations

Modeling the spread of Heterobasidion root disease in red pine

Northeast Washington Vision 2020 vegetation monitoring and implementation

Predicting the next high-impact insect invasion: Elucidating traits and factors determining the risk of introduced herbivorous insects on North American native plants

Research on Fire, Fuels, Landscape Ecology, and the Wildland-Urban-Interface

Solutions to Current and Future Wildfires: Physical and Ecological Models for Fire, Fuels, and Smoke in Ecosystems and the Wildland Urban Interface

Studies on Biomass Combustion and Wildland Fire Effects at Different Geospatial Scales

The consequences of soil heating for prescribed fire use and fire restoration in the South

The National Ocean Modeling Forum

Using LiDAR and Other Remotely-Sensed Data Products to Inform Lanscape Analyses and Forest Management

Using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) to Guide Burned Landscape Recovery and Restoration in Sierra Nevada Forests

Using multi-scale spatial data to improve predictions of immediate and delayed post-fire mortality

Vulnerability of inland waters and the aquatic carbon cycle to changing permafrost and climate across boreal northwestern North America

Washington Forest Resiliency Burning Pilot: A Proposal for Fuel Characterization, Tree Mortality Assessment and Air Quality Monitoring and Analysis