E-mail: Contact Nancy
Nancy Grulke is the Director of WWETAC, located in Prineville, OR. Nancy has been a research scientist for the Forest Service since 1988 at the Pacific Southwest Research Station, and joined WWETAC and the Pacific Northwest Research Station in August, 2010. Her research focuses on the interactive effects of elevated carbon dioxide and ozone on tree carbon and water balance, and defining and remotely detecting the physiological threshold at which yellow pine becomes susceptible to bark beetle attack. From 1991 to 1997, she was a science coordinator for the Pacific Northwest & Pacific Southwest Research Stations’ Climate Change Program in Corvallis, OR, and has held academic appointments at University of Colorado (INSTAAR), Montana State University, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and Oregon State University. She received her undergraduate degree in ecology at Duke University and a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Washington.
E-mail: Contact Nicole
Nicole Vaillant is a fire ecologist at WWETAC and has worked for the Forest Service since 2001. She received a Ph.D. and M.S. in environmental science, policy, and management at the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in evolution and ecology from the University of California, Davis. Prior to coming to the Center Nicole worked as a seasonal wildland fire fighter, including a season with the Redding Hotshots, and was a fire ecologist with Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team. Her current interests include characterizing fire behavior at multiple scales, fuel treatment effectiveness, and wildfire risk analysis.
E-mail: Contact John
John Kim is an ecological modeller with Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center and with the Pacific Northwest Research Station. He studies climate change impacts on vegetation using dynamic global vegetation models. He has a Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and a B.A. in Computer Science from University of California San Diego.
E-mail: Contact Charlie
Phone: (541) 312-4291
Charlie Schrader-Patton is a Geospatial Analyst and Application Developer with RedCastle Resources, Inc., and is working under contract for WWETAC through the Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center.. His work for WWETAC involves using cutting-edge geospatial technology to develop web mapping applications that tell the spatial story behind wildland threats. In addition, he provides consultation and support to WWETAC scientists regarding Remote Sensing and GIS projects. Charlie has held several positions with the Forest Service, including Wildlife Biologist and Timber Pre-Sale Technician. He received a B.A. in Biology from Lewis and Clark College and an M.S. in Forest Resource Conservation from the University of Montana.
E-mail: Contact Lisa
Lisa Balduman works as a technical information specialist for WWETAC. She received her B.S in Forest Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and her M.S. in Forest Science from Oregon State University after completing a project studying the genetics of cold hardiness in coastal Douglas fir. She has worked for the Forest Service in various capacities since 1990. Lisa is a content developer for TACCIMO (Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options) and is contributing to the development of a new tool, FP_DECK (Forest Plan Database and Exchange of Knowledge).
Ray Law is the Program Support Assistant for WWETAC and has worked for the Forest Service since November of 2016. He served in the United States Army from 1995-2015 and retired as the First Sergeant of a Support Company out of Joint Base Lewis/McChord, WA. Prior to his final assignment he was the Program Manager for the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program for Fort Shafter, Hawaii and the Budget Officer for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Support Operations. Ray was raised in Prineville and graduated from Crook County High School in 1993 and later attended Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. Ray currently lives in Prineville with his son Kevin.