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Sean A Parks

Ecologist
5775 US West Highway 10
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: 406-542-4182
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Sean has spent most of his career as a GIS specialist in support of research activities. He worked as a post-graduate researcher for the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis, using GIS to answer questions about primate biogeography and the effect of human population density on protected areas. He also worked for the Sierra Nevada Research Center, Pacific Southwest Research Station, working on issues dealing with California spotted owl, goshawk, and fisher distributions, modeling the effect of management activities on forest characteristics, and modeling the effect of urbanized areas in the Lake Tahoe basin on wildlife. Sean then moved to Missoula, Montana, where he worked for the LANDFIRE project at the Rocky Mountain Research Station, primarily modeling/mapping pre-European vegetation in various areas of the U.S. Sean currently works for ALWRI with Carol Miller, focusing his attention of wildfire modeling and investigating the various factors controlling the likelihood of fire.

Education

  • University of California, Davis, BS Environmental Biology and Management, 1998
  • University of California, Davis, MA Geography, 2006

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Research Highlights

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RMRS-2012-13
The Effectiveness of Wildfire as a Fuel Treatment

New research results provide crucial information to land managers as they assess trade-offs associated with wildfire suppression and appropriate ...

2012


Last updated on : 12/20/2013