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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Lawen T. Hollingsworth

Fire Behavior Analyst
United States

Phone: 406-829-7370
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Current Research

I work for the Fire Modeling Institute (FMI) tasked with technology transfer to the field including training, mentoring, and counseling in a variety of tasks such as data acquisition, data calibration, fire behavior system selection and use, and completing and interpreting fire behavior analyses.

Research Interests

Professional interests include fire behavior analyses, evaluating fire behavior and fire effects especially during large fire-growth days, and post-fire vegetation response.

Past Research

The field often struggles in applying results from research to the real world and FMI seeks to bridge that gap.

Why This Research is Important

Past research has included inventory and monitoring to track long-term vegetation trends, effects of prescribed fire and wildfires on vegetation and fuels, and preparing fire analyses and reports consistent with mandates of federal laws such as NFMA and NEPA.


  • University of Idaho, B.S. Forest Resources 1997
  • University of Montana, M.S. Forestry/Fire Ecology 2005


Last updated on : 09/28/2016