Robert E. Vihnanek

USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station

Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory, Seattle, WA

 

Educational Background

BS. Forestry. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 1979

MS. Forestry. University of  British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 1985

 

Professional Experience

1999 – Present; Supervisory Forester, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service

1988 - 1999; Forester, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service

April 1987 - Nov. 1987; Lead Forestry Technician, USDA Forest Service, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF, Skykomish RD

June 1984 - Feb. 1985; Academic Assistant, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia

Sept. 1981 - May 1984; Graduate Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia

June 1983 - Sept. 1983; Aerial Observer, State of Washington, Department of Natural Resources

May - Aug. 1981, 1982; Forest Scientist, MacMillan-Bloedel Ltd., Woodland Services Division

April 1980 - Nov. 1980; Forestry Technician, USDA Forest Service, Willamette NF, Detroit RD

May - Sept. 1977 - 1979; Forestry Technician, USDA Forest Service, Helena NF, Supervisor’s Office

 

Honors and Awards

PNW Research Station 2002 Group Award for Lab-wide collaboration

USDA Certificate of Merit 2000, 2007 and 2008 for superior accomplishments

USDA Certificate of Merit 1988 and 1989 for sustained superior performance

G.S. Allen Scholarship, UBC 1982, 1983

Meyer Fellowship, UBC 1981

Southern Illinois University Scholarship 1976, 1977

 

Selected Publications

Vihnanek, Robert E.; Balog, Cameron S; Wright, Clinton S., Ottmar,  Roger D.; Kelly, Jeffrey W. 2009. Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels, Volume XII: Post-Hurricane Fuels in Forests of the Southeast United State. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-803. Portland, OR: U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 53 p.

Ottmar, Roger D.; Vihnanek, Robert E.; Wright, Clinton S. 1998. Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels, Volume I: mixed-conifer with mortality, western juniper, sagebrush and grassland types in the interior Pacific Northwest. PMS 830. Boise, ID: National wildfire Coordinating Group, National Interagency Fire Center. 73 p.

Huff, Mark H.; Ottmar, Roger D.; Alvarado, Ernesto , Vihnanek, Robert E. (and others). 1995. Historical and current forest landscapes in eastern Oregon and Washington. Part II: Linking vegetation characteristics to potential fire behavior and related smoke production. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR- 355. Portland. OR: U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 43 p.

Ottmar, Roger D.; Vihnanek, Robert E.; Alvarado, Ernesto. 1994. Forest health assessment: air quality tradeoffs. In: Proceedings of the 12th international conference on fire and forest meteorology; 1993 October 26-28; Jekyll Island, GA. Bethesda, MD: Society of American Foresters: 47-61.

Swift, Lloyd W.; Elliot, K.J.; Ottmar, Roger D. ; Vihnanek, Robert E. 1993. Site preparation burning to improve southern Appalachian pine-hardwood stands: fire characteristics and soil erosion, moisture, and temperature. Can. J. For. Res. 23: 2242-2254.

Ottmar, Roger D.; Hardy, Colin C.; Vihnanek, Robert E. 1990. Stereo photo series for quantifying forest residues in the Douglas-fir--hemlock type of the Willamette National Forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-258. Portland, OR: U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 63 p.

Vihnanek, R.E.; Ballard, T.M. 1988. Slashburning effects on stocking, growth, and nutrition of young Douglas-fir plantations in salal-dominated ecosystems of eastern Vancouver Island. Can. J. For. Res. 18: 718-722