JAMES B. CRONAN

Fire & Environmental Research Applications Team/University of Washington

Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory

400 N. 34th Street, Suite 201

Seattle, WA 98103

206-732-7873 (office) | 206-732-7801 (fax) | jcronan@fs.fed.us

EDUCATION

2006 Yale University, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; M.F.S. - Fire Ecology

1999 University of Vermont, School of Natural Resources, B.S. - Environmental Science

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008-present Research Scientist, School of Forest Resources, College of the Environment, University of Washington

Develop a spatio-temporal model to address the impacts of forest management scenarios on vegetation composition and fire hazard on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Washington State.

Assist with the collection of field data for fuels and fire behavior projects.

2006-present Research Associate, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University

Write and manage research grants to investigate fire ecology and behavior of boreal forests in Alaska. Responsibilities include submitting grant proposals, managing project budgets, hiring and supervision of personnel, design and execution of field studies, coordination with research cooperators, data analysis, and knowledge transfer.

2004-2006 Teaching Assistant, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University

Taught classes, graded assignments, scheduled field trips, and held office hours for classes in fire ecology, forest finance, and forest health.

2002-2003 Forestry Technician, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory, Seattle, WA

Participated in fire research designed to provide data for prescribed fire modeling programs and fuels management projects.

2000-2002 Environmental Technician, ATC Associates Inc., Richmond, VT

Conducted on-site inspections to identify environmental hazards and ensure compliance with environmental regulations. Responsibilities included carrying out inspections, conducting monitoring programs, interpreting data, and writing reports.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Cuoco, L. B. & J. B. Cronan. 200x. Orchidaceae: Using a globalized commodity to promote conservation and sustainable economic development in southern Ecuador. Journal of Sustainable Forestry – Podocarpus National Park Special Issue, in press.

Cronan, J. B. & R. Jandt. 2008. How succession affects fire behavior in boreal black spruce forest of interior Alaska. Technical Report 59. Anchorage, AK: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. 15 p.

PRESENTATIONS

Cronan, J. B. & A. E. Camp. March 2008. Response of fire behavior to succession in black spruce forest of interior Alaska. Invited oral presentation for the Fire Effects Task Group Spring Meeting, Fairbanks, AK.

Cronan, J. B. & A. E. Camp. March 2007. Does fire behavior change with stand age in black spruce forests of interior Alaska? Contributed oral presentation for the 2nd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference (sponsored by the International Association of Wildland Fire), Destin, FL.

Olson, D., J. B. Cronan, A. E. Camp, J. L. Allen, D. McKenzie, J. Hroback, & M. Tjoelker. March 2007. Compiling, synthesizing, and analyzing existing boreal forest fire history data in Alaska. Contributed poster presentation for the 2nd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference (sponsored by the International Association of Wildland Fire), Destin, FL.

Cronan, J. B. & A. E. Camp. February 2007. Does fire behavior change with stand age in black spruce forests of interior Alaska? Invited oral presentation for the College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Cronan, J. B. & A. E. Camp. September 2006. Does fire behavior change with stand age in black spruce forests of interior Alaska? Invited oral presentation for the Fire Effects Task Group Fall Meeting, Anchorage, AK.

Cronan, J. B. & A. E. Camp. November 2005. Understanding the dynamics between forest succession and fire behavior in the black spruce forests of interior Alaska, Invited oral presentation for the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, New Haven, CT.

ACADEMIC AWARDS & HONORS

Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship – 2004

Treasurer – Yale University Chapter-Society of American Foresters – 2004

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Scholarship – 2003

COMPUTER SKILLS

Extensive: Microsoft Office, ArcView 9.0, R Statistical Program, BehavePlus3, and EndNote X

Limited: SPSS 10.0, WinDendro, COFECHA, EDRM, NEXUS, Fire Family Plus, and ER Mapper