Ernesto Alvarado

Ernesto Alvarado

Research Associate Professor
Wildland fire science; Fire ecology and management; Combustion and fire behavior; Carbon emissions; Fire and climate change; Quantitative modeling; International forestry

Office: Bloedel 332
Phone: 206-616-6920 
Email: alvarado@uw.edu


B.S., Agricultural Engineering with a minor in plant protection, Universidad Autonoma Chapingo, Chapingo, Mexico, 1980
M.S., Silviculture and Forest Management, Postgraduate College, Chapingo, Mexico, 1986
Ph.D., Wildland Fire Sciences, University of Washington, 1992

Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 420 Wildland Fire Management (5)Spring
SEFS 521 Current Topics in Forest Resources (2)Winter
SEFS 535 Fire Ecology (4)Autumn
SEFS 590 Graduate Studies (2)Winter
Current Sponsored Research:
Application of New Spatial Technologies to Advance Fuel Characterization, Combustion Models, and Fire Effects
Decision Support Tools for Smoke Management from Wildland Fires
FDS Modeling for Wildland-Urban Interface Communities
Integration of Models and Information Systems for Improving Decision Making During Wildland Fire Smoke Episodes
Planning and Fuel Data for the Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE)
Quantifying the Effects of Variable Density Retention Salvage Logging on Forest Structure, Fuel Succession and Wildfire Behavior
Studies on Biomass Combustion and Wildland Fire Effects at Different Geospatial Scales
Recent Publications:
Paulo Bufacchi, Guenther Carlos Krieger Filho, William Mell, Ernesto Alvarado, Joao Andrade, Jose Carlos dos Santos. 2016. Numerical simulation and experiments of surface forest fire in Amazonia. Fire Safety Journal 79(2016):44-56.
van Leeuwen, T. T., van der Werf, G. R., Hoffmann, A. A., Detmers, R. G., Rücker, G., French, N. H. F., Archibald, S., Carvalho Jr., J. A., Cook, G. D., de Groot, W. J., Hély, C., Kasischke, E. S., Kloster, S., McCarty, J. L., Pettinari, M. L., Savadogo, P., Alvarado, E. C... 2014. Biomass burning fuel consumption rates: A field measurement database. Biogeosciences 11:8115-8180. doi: 10.5194/bgd-11-8115-2014