Ernesto Alvarado C.

Research Associate Professor
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
UW (206) 616-6920 PWFSL (206) 732-7842
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I am a Research Associate Professor of Wildland Fire Sciences at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington in Seattle. My research expertise include a wide variety of wildland fire topics fire behavior, biomass assessment and combustion, fire ecology, fire management, prescribed fire, fire-climate change interactions, landscape ecology, emissions of greenhouse gases, and traditional fire use by indigenous communities. Research and publications include studies on Federal and Tribal lands, and protected natural areas throughout the Americas including Alaska, Mexico, and South Americas. I have a close collaboration with the FERA and Airfire Teams of the USFS PWFSL in Seattle, WA. The topics of those agreements are smoke emissions and climate change relationships, fuelbed mapping, future fire emission models, fire modeling, and fuelbeds and fire consumption. The collaboration with the USFS has produced fire management tools that are used by fire and land managers such as FCCS and BlueSky.

My research has been conducted across the Americas from the boreal forests of Alaska to the western United States, protected areas in Mexico, and the tropical forests of Brazil, Mexico, and Bolivia. I have been a visiting scientist at Brazil's National Institute of Space Research, Mexico's National Autonomous University, the University of Guadalajara in Autlan, Mexico,the Bolivian Forest Research Institute, and the University of Aveiro.

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