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Karen C. Short

Research Ecologist
800 East Beckwith Avenue
Missoula
Montana
United States
59801

Phone: 406-329-2127
Fax: 406-543-2663
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Current Research

My current research is centered around a geospatial fire modeling system (FSim) that is used to map wildfire hazard for risk assessment and other applications (https://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/archive/Product/RDS-2016-0034/). To support this work I have developed and maintain a spatial database of wildfires in the US, 1992-2015, including 1.88 million records from federal, state, and local wildland fire reporting systems (https://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/archive/Product/RDS-2013-0009.4/).

Education

  • University of Montana, Missoula, Ph.D. Organismal Biology and Ecology 2003
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, B.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Science 1996

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Publications

Citations of non US Forest Service Publications

  • Short, Karen C.; Finney, Mark A.; Scott, Joe H.; Gilbertson-Day, Julie W.; Grenfell, Isaac C. 2016. Spatial dataset of probabilistic wildfire risk components for the conterminous United States. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2016-0034
  • Short, Karen C. 2017. Spatial wildfire occurrence data for the United States, 1992-2015 [FPA_FOD_20170508]. 4th Edition. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2013-0009.4

Last updated on : 10/31/2017