USDA Forest Service Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab - Rocky Mountain Research Station



Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front Street
Suite 401
Boise, ID  83702

(208) 373-4340
(208) 373-4391 (FAX)

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Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems


Author Profiles

Jim Agee
Professor, Forest Ecology of Forestry
University of Washington
Seattle, WA  98195
(206) 543-2688


  • B.S., Forest Management, University of California, Berkeley, 1967
  • M.S., Range Management, University of California, Berkeley, 1968
  • Ph.D., Wildland Resource Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1973

Research Interests

  • Forest and fire ecology
  • Fire effects and fire history: western United States
  • Effects of prescribed burning
  • The ecological effects of differing frequencies, intensities, seasons, and other characters of fire regimes will be critical input to future fire management plans.
  • Philosophy of management, and incorporating natural disturbance factors such as fire into management plans, have been a particular focus of this work 

Relevant Publications

Agee, J. K. and D. R. Johnson. 1988. Ecosystem management for parks and wilderness. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA, 237 pp.


Swezy, D. M. and J. K. Agee. 1991. Prescribed fire effects on fine root and tree mortality in old growth ponderosa pine. Can. J. For. Res. 21:626-634.


Agee, J. K. 1993. Fire ecology of Pacific Northwest forests. Island Press, Washington DC, 493 pp.


Agee, J.K. 1997. Fire management for the 21st century. In Franklin, J.F. and K. Kohm (eds.). Creating a forestry for the 21st century. Island Press, Washington, D.C.


Edmonds, R.E., J.K. Agee, and R.I. Gara. 2000.  Forest health and protection.  McGraw-Hill.  New York.


Agee, J.K., B. Bahro, (and others) 2000.  The use of shaded fuelbreaks in landscape fire management.  Forest Ecology and Management 127: 55-66.

Relevant Projects


o Fire and Fire Surrogates, Mission Creek Site


o Seasonal effects of prescribed fire at Crater Lake


o Fire Risk in Eastside Forest Riparian Zones


o Fire in Managing Ecosystems



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