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Advisor

 

Current Research

In front of the Pulaski Cave near Wallace, Idaho 2010

Dr. Scott L. Stephens
Professor of
Fire Science
University
of California Berkeley sstephens@berkeley.edu

Hometown:  Napa, CA

Ph.D. Wildland Resource Science, University of California Berkeley

More about Dr. Stephens...

Link to Selected Testimonies & Publications

Publications at Google Scholar

 

Forest Structure and wildfire effects of Jeffrey pine-mixed conifer forests in the Sierra San Pedro Martir, Mexico

Fire and Fire Surrogates Treatments for Ecological Restoration

Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project

 

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Graduate Students

 

Current Research

Sasha Berleman
sasha.clark@berkeley.edu

Hometown: Temecula, CA

B.S. Conservation and Resource Studies
University of California Berkeley

 

Prescribed fire as a management technique for threshold reversal in medusahead

Mixed conifer forest tree ring phenology

 

 

 

Anu Kramer
anu.kramer@berkeley.edu

Hometown: Kailua, HI

B.A. Biology and Anthropology
Grinnell College, IA

 

  

How can LiDAR change the way we quantify a forest, especially as pertaining to fire modeling?

Can LiDAR evaluate ladder fuels across the landscape?

Can LiDAR provide a simple way to estimate large tree density?


Coadvised by Maggi Kelly

My Website


Kristen Shive
kshive@berkeley.edu

Hometown: Geneva, IL

B.A. Anthropology/English
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S. Forestry
Northern Arizona University

  

 

Spatial patterns of conifer regeneration across 21 wildfires

Effects of post-fire salvage logging and mulch application on conifer regeneration, native plant communities and fuels

Shifts in heterogeneity at stand- and landscape scales with repeated fire

 

Coadvised by Kevin O'Hara


Carmen Tubbesing
ctubbesing@berkeley.edu

Hometown: Redmond, WA

B.S. Human Biology
Brown University

  

 

 

Carmen is interested in factors that affect forest structure and function, particularly fire and drought. She is looking at mortality of ponderosa pine and white fir following wildfire and the role that drought may play in that process.

Coadvised by
John Battles

Kate Wilkin 

Kate.Wilkin@berkeley.edu

 

Hometown: Abingdon, VA

 

B.S., Biology, Environmental Science
The College of William & Mary

M.S. Biology
California Polytechnic State University

I was first mesmerized by ecological processes in Florida, the lightning strike capital of the US, where I witnessed yearly floods and fire which catalyze native biodiversity and ecosystem health. Here I spent innumerable hours botanizing. As I studied the vegetation, I began to understand the post-fire patterns in relationship to hydrology, past land use, and connectivity.

I was intrigued by plants' response to fire and focused on chaparral's resilience to fire at Cal Poly where I wrote Mimicking Fire to Improve Chaparral Restoration (Madrono, 2013). During this time I completed small-scale prescribed fires and became acutely aware of California fire management difficulties. The stark contrast between fire programs in Florida and California was partially founded in cultural differences.

This difference caused me to expand my ecosystem science interest and engage in the social science discussion as a PhD student in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at University of California, Berkeley. Today I research the natural and social trade-offs of altered fire regimes.

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Post-docs

 

Project Assignment

Dr. Lindsay Aney Chiono
lindsay.chiono@gmail.com

Hometown: Paisley, OR

B.Sc. Environmental Sciences
Linfield College, OR

Ph.D. Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
University of California Berkeley

 

 

DFPZ Vegetation modeling of the Plumas NF

 

 

 

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Research Staff

 

Project Assignment

Danny Fry

dfry@berkeley.edu

Hometown:  Hawthorne, CA

M.S. Biology
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

BS. Biology
University of California Los Angeles

Certified Wildland Fire Ecologist, Association for Fire Ecology 

Certified Ecologist, Ecological Society of America

 

Old -growth conifer forests of Sierra San Pedro Martir, northwestern Mexico: forest structure, spatial patterns, and fire

SNAMP-Ecological and fire behavior effects of Strategically Placed Treatments (SPLATs) [SNAMP Website]

Effects of Seasonal Prescribed Fire and Fire Surrogates on Knobcone Pine Regeneration [Abstract]

Medusahead reduction using prescribed fire

Fire History of riparian orchids of the Mendocino NF  [Abstract]

Fire History of Canary Island Pines [Abstract]

Link to Publications


Stacey Frederick

ssfrederick@berkeley.edu

Hometown:  Redmond, OR

B.S., Natural Resources, Minor: Forest Management
Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

M.S., Forest Ecosystems and Society
Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

California Fire Science Consortium Coordinator [Website]

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Technicians

 

Project Assignment

 

 

 

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Affiliates

 

Current Research

Dr. Brandon Collins

bmcollins@fs.fed.us

 

Hometown:  Alameda, CA

 

Ph.D University of California Berkeley

 

M.S., Forest Science,
Colorado State University

 

B.Sc., Forestry,
University of California, Berkeley

 

 

 

Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Plan (SNAMP)  [SNAMP Website]

 

Managing Natural Wildfires in Sierra Nevada Wilderness Area

 

Spatial Patterns of Large Natural Fires in Sierra Nevada Wilderness Areas [

 

Initial Changes in Forest Understory Communities Following Fuel Reduction Treatments 

 

Fire regimes of mixed conifer forests in the north-central Sierra Nevada at multiple spatial scales

 

Regional relationships between climate and wildfire burned area in the Interior West, USA 

 

 

Link to Publications

Dr. Jim Bertenshaw
jbert@uclink4.berkeley.edu

Hometown:  Richmond, CA

Ph.D. Plant Physiology
University of California Berkeley

Does Dirt Burn? Soil Response To Forest Harvest And Prescribed Fire  [Abstract]  

Dr. Sabina Dore
Assistant Researcher
University of California Berkeley
sabina.dore@gmail.com

Hometown: Rome, Italy

Ph.D. Forest Ecology
University of Padova, Italy

 

 

 

Effects of forest management practices on soil CO2 efflux in a mixed conifer forest

 

 

 

 

Link to Publications

 

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Lab Alumi

 

Current Research

Dr. Andy Amacher

Hometown:  Sunnyvale, CA

Ph. D. University of California Berkeley

M.S., Zoology
North Carolina State University

B.Sc., Forestry and Wildlife Management,
University of California Berkeley

 

 

 

The Fire and Fire Surrogate Study: Effects of Fire and Mechanical Treatments on Wildlife [Abstract]

 

 

Link to Publications

Chris Dow
dowzer3@gmail.com

Hometown: Chico, CA

B.S. Biology and Plant Sciences
CSU Chico

M.F.
University of California Berkeley

 

 

Forest and Fuel treatments

Carbon emissions during wildfire

 

 

 

Dr. Rick Everett
rick_everett@skc.edu

Hometown: Missoula, MT

Ph.D. Geography (Fire History / Fire Ecology) ,                 University of California Riverside

M.Sc. Biology                                                                  California State University San Bernardino

B.Sc. Forestry                                                                   University of Montana

Sierra Nevada Forests: Quantification of Forest Change since 1911 [Abstract]

 

Joint Fire Science Program:  Comprehensive Fuels Treatment Practices Guide for Ponderosa/Jeffrey Pine and Ponderosa/Mixed Conifer Forests  [Abstract]

 

Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Plan (SNAMP) Forest Reference conditions [SNAMP Website]

 

Joint Fire Sciences Program:  Fire Regimes of Forests in the Transverse and Peninsular Ranges of Southern California

Dr. Rand Evett
Assistant Researcher
University of California Berkeley
revett@sonic.net

Hometown:  Santa Rosa, CA

Ph.D. Wildland Resource Science
University of California Berkeley

 

 

 

Reconstructing Late Holocene Changes in Climate, Vegetation, and Fire Regimes in the Sierra San Pedro Martir Mountains, Mexico, through Microfossil Analysis  [Abstract]  [Detailed Project Description and Photos]

 

 

 

 

 

Link to Publications

Alison Forrestel
Alison_Forrestel@nps.gov

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

B.A. Environmental Biology
Columbia University

 

M.F.
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

 

 

 

 

Landscape scale patterns of fire ecology at Crater Lake National Park

 

 

Link to Publications

Travis Freed

Hometown: Bloomsburg, PA

M.S. Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of California Berkeley

B.S., Geography
University of California Santa Barbara

 

 

Evaluating Changes in Fire Hazard in Coastal Oak Woodlands Due to Sudden Oak Death Syndrome  

Fire History of Calaveras Big Trees State Park 

Tim Kline

tkline@berkeley.edu

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

B.S. Society and Environment (Minor in Forestry and Conservation and Resource Studies)
University of California, Berkeley

 

Previous California Fire Science Consortium Coordinator [Website]

Moving on to law school at UC Berkeley

Dr. Leda Kobziar
 

Hometown: Ithaca, NY

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

M.S., Forest Science
University of California Berkeley

Assistant Professor, Fire Science and Forest Conservation, University of Florida 

 

 

 

Ecological Effects of Fire and Silviculture in the Stanislaus National Forest  [Abstract]

 

 

Link to Publications

Dr. Kevin Krasnow
kevin.krasnow@tetonscience.org

Hometown: San Diego, CA

B.A, Human Biology
Stanford University

M. Sc. Geography
University of Colorado

Ph.D. Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
University of California Berkeley

Graduate faculty and Conservation Research Center research director, Teton Science School

Disturbance ecology and conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Link to Publications

Dr. Kurt Menning

 

Hometown: Yosemite, CA

Ph.D. Forest Ecology/Landscape Ecology
University of California Berkeley

 

 

 

 

 

Landscape Fuel Treatment Effectiveness in the Plumas and Lassen National Forests  [[Abstract]]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to Publications

Dr. Emily Moghaddas

emoghaddas@gmail.com

Hometown:  Berkeley, CA

Ph.D., University of California Berkeley

M.S., Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
University of California Berkeley

 

 

 

Does Dirt Burn? Soil Response To Forest Harvest And Prescribed Fire  [Abstract]

 

 

Link to Publications

Jason Moghaddas

jmoghad@gmail.com

Hometown:  Berkeley, CA

M.S. Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of California Berkeley

Registered Professional Forester #2774, State of California

Conservation Director, Feather River Land Trust (http://www.frlt.org/)

 

 

 

 

A Study of the Consequences of Fire and Fire Surrogates  [Abstract] [Photo Gallery]

Fire Hazard and Silvicultural Systems: 25 Years of Experience from the Sierra Nevada  [Abstract]

 

 

Link to Publications

Tadashi Moody

Hometown: San Jose, CA

M.S. Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of California Berkeley

B.S.,  Forestry and Natural Resources
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Senior Research Associate, Max Moritz Lab

 

 

Fire History of the Plumas National Forest   [Abstract]

Landscape Scale Effects of Prescribed Natural Fire Programs in Three Wilderness Areas  [Abstract]

Jennifer Potts
 

Hometown: Pasadena, CA

B.A., Environmental Studies, Tufts University

B.A. Sociology, Tufts University

 

 

Ecological Diversity in Chaparral Following Prescribed Fire and Mastication in Varying Seasons  [Abstract] [Photo Gallery]

 

 

Link to Publications

Gary Roller

groller131@berkeley.edu

Hometown: Lander, WY

M. S. Forestry
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

B.S. Forestry,
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obsipo

California Registered Professional Forester #2899

Project Manager: Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Plan (SNAMP)-Ecological and fire

 behavior effects of Strategically Placed Treatments (SPLATs) [SNAMP Website]

Matthew Smith
 

Hometown: Alexandria, NH

B.S. Horticulture
University of Connecticut

 

 

 

The Eastern Sierra Nevada and the Sierra San Pedro de Martir:  A comparison of fire history, climate and forest structure [Abstract]

Dan Stark
stark@ucanr.edu

Hometown:  La Mesa, CA

B.S., Conservation and Resource Studies, Minor in Forestry
University of California Berkeley

M.S., Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
University of California Berkeley

 

 

 

Fire-Fire Surrogate Study: An Entomological and Pathological Analysis  [Abstract]

 

 

 

Link to Publications

Dr. Nicole Vaillant

nvaillant@fs.fed.us

Hometown: Sebastopol, CA

Ph. D. University of California Berkeley

M.S., Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
University of California Berkeley

B.S., Evolution and Ecology
University of California Davis


Fire Ecologist
Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

 

 

 

:Effectiveness of prescribed fire as a fuel treatment in Californian coniferous forests [Abstract]

 

Joint Fire Science Program: Translating SPLATs from a theoretical to a real world landscape: The implications of fuel management strategies for Sagehen Creek Basin, Tahoe National Forest. [Abstract]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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