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  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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  • Forest Disturbances
  • Forest Inventory and Analysis
Mt Hood National Forest

Brett H. Davis

Biological Science Information Specialist
620 SW Main, Suite 502
Portland
Oregon
United States
97205-3028

Phone: 503-808-2041
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Current Research

Brett's research focuses on the use of Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data to inform forest management decisions. His recent efforts involve carbon sequestration, wildfire effects and the impacts of a changing climate on forest ecology. Brett also fulfills requests for FIA data and performs geospatial analyses for the general public, other governmental agencies and various educational institutions.

Research Interests

  • Forest inventory methodologies
  • Ecological process modeling
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Forest ecology
  • Fire ecology
  • Fire behavior

Past Research

Brett's past research included the study of wildfire ecology and behavior. He was involved in many research projects involving computer modeling of wildfire effects including burn severity, spread probability and fire management effectiveness. His past research was especially focused on the beneficial effects of wildfire in wilderness areas.

Education

  • Colorado State University, M.S. Forestry / Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems 2002
  • University of Colorado, B.A. Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology / Psychology 1994

Professional Experience

  • Biological Science Information Specialist, Pacific Northwest Research Station, RMA Program
    2018 - Current
  • Ecologist, Missoula Fire Sciences Lab
    2015 - 2018
  • GIS Specialist / Fire Modeler, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute
    2002 - 2010
  • GIS Technician / Resource Technician, City of Boulder Colorado - Open Space Department
    1995 - 1999

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Publications

Citations of non US Forest Service Publications

  • Davis, B. H. and Miller, C. 2010. What if we didn’t suppress wildfire?. In: Weber, Samantha, ed. Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2009 GWS Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites; 2009 March 1-6; Portland, OR. Proc. Hancock, Michigan: The George Wright Society: 131-134. http://www.georgewright.org/0923davis.pdf
  • van Wagtendonk, K. and Davis, B. H. 2010. Revisiting spatial patterns of lightning strikes and fires in Yosemite National Park. In: Weber, Samantha, ed. Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2009 GWS Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites; 2009 March 1-6; Portland, OR. Proc. Hancock, Michigan: The George Wright Society: 125-130. http://www.georgewright.org/0922vanwagtendonk.pdf
  • Tarnay L. W., Davis, B. H., and van Wagtendonk, J. 2010. Modeled and actual impacts of fire management on carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions in Yosemite National Park. In: Weber, Samantha, ed. Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2009 GWS Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas and Cultural Sites; 2009 March 1-6; Portland, OR. Proc. Hancock, Michigan: The George Wright Society: 93-100. http://www.georgewright.org/0917tarnay.pdf
  • Davis, B. and Miller, C. 2004. Modeling Wildfire Probability Using a GIS. In: Proceedings of the ASPRS 2004 Annual Conference, Denver, USA. May 23-28. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2004. http://winapps.umt.edu/winapps/media2/leopold/pubs/509.pdf

Last updated on : 06/02/2021