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

Paul Hessburg 
Research Plant Pathologist
Pacific Northwest Research Station
1133 North Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801



o      B.S. Forestry, University of Minnesota, 1978


o      Ph.D. Botany & Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, 1984

Research Interests


o       Forest and rangeland ecosystem change


o       Ecology and epidemiology of native root pathogens


o       Multi-scale landscape pattern-disturbance process interactions


o       Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem disturbance dynamics


o       Landscape evaluation tool development

Relevant Publications

Camp, A.E.; Oliver, C.D.; Hessburg, P.F.; and Everett, R.L.  1997.  Predicting late-successional fire refugia from physiography and topography.  Forest Ecology and Management 95: 63-77.

Hann, W.J., Jones. J.L., Keane, R.E., Hessburg, P.F., and Gravenmier, R.A. 1998. Landscape dynamics of the interior Columbia basin. Journal of Forestry 96(10): 10-15.

Hessburg, P.F., Smith, B.G., and Salter, R.B.  1999. Detecting change in forest spatial patterns.  Ecological Applications.  9(4): 1232-1252.

Rieman, B. E., Lee, D. C., Thurow, R. F., Hessburg P. F., and Sedell, J. R. 2000. Toward an integrated classification of ecosystems: defining opportunities for managing fish and forest health. Environmental Management 25(4): 425-444. 

Hessburg, P.F., Smith, B.G., and Salter, R.B., Ottmar, R. D., Alvarado, E. 2000. Recent changes (1930's-1990's) in spatial patterns of Interior Northwest forests, USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 136: 53-83.

Hessburg, P. F., Salter, R. B., Richmond, M. B., Smith, B. G.  2000. Ecological subregions of the Interior Columbia Basin, USA. Applied Vegetation Science. 3(2): 163-180.

Hessburg, P. F. and Hansen, E. M. 2000. Infection of Douglas-fir by Leptographium wageneri. Canadian Journal of Botany. 78: 1254-1261.

Hummel, S., Barbour, R.J, Hessburg, P.F., and J.F. Lehmkuhl. 2001. Ecological and Financial Assessment of Late-Successional Reserve Management.  PNW-RN-531. US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, 25 p.

Hessburg, P. F., Goheen, D. J., H. Koester. 2001. Association of black stain root disease with roads, skid trails, and precommercial thinning in southwest Oregon, USA. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 16(3): 127-135.

Keane, R. E., Parsons, R., Hessburg, P. F. (In press). Estimating historical range and variation of landscape patch dynamics: Limitations of the simulation approach.  Ecological Modeling.

Hessburg, P.F., Smith, B.G., and Salter, R.B., Ottmar, R. D., Alvarado, E. (In press). Interior Columbia Basin forests, 1930s to present.  In: Managing for Healthy Ecosystems. D. J. Rapport, W.L.  Lasley, D. E. Rolston, N. O. Nielsen, C. O.  Qualset, and A. B. Damania (eds.). CRC/Lewis Press.

Hessburg, P. F., Kuhlmann, E. G., Swetnam, T. W. (In press). A Novel Approach to Distinguishing regime-scale climate signals. Ecological Applications.


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