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Jessica R Haas

Data Services Specialist
200 E Broadway
Missoula , MT 59807
Phone: 406-329-3338
Fax: 406-329-3487
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Current Research

I am a spatial analysist for the National Fire Decision Support Center (NFDSC) economics research group. My research is focused on using quantative spatial techniques and computer programming to develop wildland fire management decision support and risk assessment/mitigation tools and software. Currently, I am working on incorporating future climate change weather scenarios into wildland fire simulation modelling to assess how wildland fire risk to highly valued resources may be changing in the future. I am also involved in projects related to Wildland Urban Interface mapping and risk assessment as it pertains to the National Fire Cohesive Strategy.

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on the ecological and social implications of climate change and weather extremes, in particular as it pertains to distrubances, ecological productivity (NPP/GPP) and protected area management.

Education

  • University of Montana, Ph.D. Candidate Forestry, 2013
  • University of Montana, MS Resource Conservation, 2010
  • University at Albany, BA Anthropology & Psychology, 2003

Professional Experience

  • Data Services Specialist, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
    2010 - Current
  • GIS Specialist and Cartographer, Private Consultant, Big Sky Planning
    2005 - 2011
  • Graduate Research Assitant, NTSG, University of Montana
    2008 - 2010
  • Archaeologist and spatial analyst, Private Consultant, Landmark Archaeology, Interesources Planning, BLM, US Forest Service,
    2000 - 2006

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Last updated on : 04/21/2014