US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Robert E. (Bob) Vihnanek

Supervisory Forester
United States

Phone: 206-732-7829
Contact Robert E. (Bob) Vihnanek

Current Research

My current work explores fuel quantification, biomass sampling, fuel consumption, and fuels photo series.

Research Interests

Fire effects, fire history, and quantification of biomass as fuel.

Past Research

Eighteen volumes of the natural fuels photo series.

Why This Research is Important

To give land managers tools to more accurately assess fuels.


  • University of British Columbia, M.Sc. Forestry 1985
  • Southern Illinois University, B.S. Forestry 1979

Featured Publications & Products


  • Clements, C.B.; Davis, B.; Seto, D.; Contezac, J.; Kochanski, A.; Fillipi, J.-B.; Lareau, N.; Barboni, B.; Butler, B.; Krueger, S.; Ottmar, R.; Vihnanek, R.; Heilman, W.E.; Flynn, J.; Jenkins, M.A.; Mandel, J.; Teske, C.; Jimenez, D.; O'Brien, J.; Lefer, B. 2014. Overview Of The 2013 Fireflux Ii Grass Fire Field Experiment.

Last updated on : 05/08/2015