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  • May 8, 2013
    A Better Way to Answer Ecological Questions
    by Tim Sheehan, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    The people who oversee federal and private wildlands contend with fire risks, development, mining, timber production, rare and endangered species, recreational demands, water quality and availability, ecological risks, climate change, and variable budgets. On top of that, the data they need to analyze to make their decisions come in many forms from multiple sources. For a land manager this can ...
  • September 28, 2012
    The Value of Disturbance
    by Tim Sheehan, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    In 1984 I was lucky enough to get the best summer job a geology graduate student could have: map the geology of northwestern Montana. This summer, I returned to the area for the first time since then. In the intervening years, global climate change has moved from a little-known hypothesis to a well-established and documented phenomenon. Also in those years ...
  • May 15, 2012
    Wildfire: More Complicated than You Might Think
    by Tim Sheehan, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
       Photo Credit: Dr. Llyod Glenn Ingles, California Academy of Science After many years as a software engineer, I dedicated the last few years to pursuing a graduate degree in Biology. My research concentrated on wildfire ecology and modeling, so I was particularly interested in a recent news story about how the black-backed woodpecker is in serious decline over much ...
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