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Karen C. Short

Research Ecologist
Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: 406-329-4973
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Current Research

My current research is aimed at enhancing the large-fire simulation module of the Fire Program Analysis (FPA) system, which is used to estimate burn probability and characterize expected fire behavior across the national landscape. To support this work, I developed and now maintain a geodatabase of national fire-occurrence records.


  • University of Montana, Missoula, PhD Organismal Biology and Ecology, 2003
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, BS Wildlife and Fisheries Science, 1996

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