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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At the College of Forest Resources, University of Washington

ESRM 420 Wildland Fire Management (5) (NW)
Principles of wildland fire behavior, ecology, and management. Weather, fuels, and topography effects on fire behavior. Forest structure influence on historical and current fire ecology. Principles of firesafe forests. Management issues of fire control and use in wilderness, multiple-use forest, and the wildland-urban interface. Fire and climate change and international fire management. Offered: A.

CFR 535 Fire Ecology (3)

Fire regime concept as applied to fire ecology. Methodology for fire history research. History and function of forest fire in western United States with emphasis on Pacific Northwest. Climate change, tropcial fire ecology. One weekend field trip. Offered: A.

ESRM 490. (1-5) Special Topics on Science and Technology in Wildland Fire Management. AWSpS.

Lectures on the following courses

FM324: Fire module of the Forest Protection
CFR525 International Forestry
ESRM101 Forest and People

I participate on training of fire managers in the US, Mexico and Central America on several of the topics sections of Fire Behavior, Fuel Assessment and Management, Smoke Management


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