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Nicole Vaillant

Ecologist
3160 NE 3rd St.
Prineville, OR 97754
Phone: 541-416-6600
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Current Research

Current research interests include characterizing fire behavior at multiple scales, burn severity patterns, fuel treatment effectiveness, and wildfire risk analysis.

Education

  • University of California - Berkeley, PhD Environmental Science, Policy and Management Fire history and landscape-level fire behavior and fuel treatment effectiveness modeling, 2008
  • University of California - Berkeley, MS Environmental Science, Policy and Management Effectiveness of prescribed burning to reduce potential fire behavior in conifer forests of California, 2005
  • University of California - Davis, BS Evolution and Ecology Evolution and Ecology, 2001

Professional Experience

  • Fire Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station - Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center
    2010 - Current
  • Fire Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team
    2003 - 2010
  • Graduate Student Instructor, University of California - Berkeley, College of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
    2007 - 2007
    Graduate Student Instructor for Multiple Resource Silviculture
  • Graduate Student Researcher, University of California - Berkeley, College of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
    2003 - 2007
  • Forestry Technician (Wildland firefighter), USDA Forest Service - Redding Interagency Hotshot Crew
    2006 - 2006
  • Forestry Technician (Wildland firefighter), USDA Forest Service
    2000 - 2002

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Fire Ecology, Member (2008 - Current)
    Member
  • International Association of Wildland Fire, Member (2006 - Current)
    Member
  • Xi Sigma Pi, Member (2006 - Current)
    Member
  • Association for Fire Ecology, Co-Chair (2003 - 2008)
    University of California Berkeley chapeter co-chair

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award, 2007
    Awarded for Multiple Resource Silviculture
  • California-Nevada-Hawaii Forest Fire Council Scholarship, 2007
    Awarded to two students a year in California, Nevada, or Hawaii to support individuals pursuing an education that will lead to a career in a wildland fire related profession.

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Last updated on : 05/19/2014