Patterns of fire severity

Figure by Alex Howe

PhD student Alex Howe is working on a series of projects to better understand drivers and trends in burn severity. Assessment of burn severity across the footprint of a fire is a critical need for both natural resource managers to plan effective restoration treatments, and for researchers who seek to better understand fire behavior and ecology. His first chapter, comparing Landsat and Sentinel satellites for their use in burn severity calculations, was published in Remote Sensing.

Larissa Yocom
Larissa Yocom
Associate Professor, Fire Ecology and Management

In my research group, we are interested in advancing research about the ecological role of fire, how climate, fire and vegetation are related over time and space, and how management can promote the beneficial aspects of fire and minimize the negative consequences.