Pacific Wildland Fire
Sciences Laboratory 400 N. 34th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
Research currently conducted at our lab includes the impact of fire on air quality and visibility, wildfire and ecology research, the effects of fire on air, the impacts of smoke on human health, and social science (rural and urban wildland interface).
Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team (FERA)
FERA develops applications in fire science that respond to national priorities in natural resource management, decision-making and policy. Team Page
Atmosphere and Fire Interactions Research Team (AirFire)
Our primary focus is to understand the role of weather and climate in ecological disturbance and develop decision tools for ecosystem management, fire operations, planning and smoke management. Team Page
Our research aims to increase understanding of human and natural resource interactions for the purposes of enhancing ecological and human health. Our research ranges from the value of individual trees in the city, to the implications of broad scale changes in forest cover types for climate change.
We take an “all lands approach” to understanding the role and values of access to nature for the public across the urban to wildland gradient. Team Page