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E. Louise Loudermilk

E. Louise Loudermilk
Research Ecologist
Center for Forest Disturbance Science
320 Green St
Athens, GA 30602
United States
Phone
706-559-4309
Research Interest

My research interests include modeling forest ecosystems to better understand processes occuring at multiple scales. This includes interactions at the plant-plant level, stand-level demographics, to landscape successional patterns, with a special interest in spatial and temporal dynamics associated with natural and anthropogenic disturbances. My research includes aspects of forest and fire ecology, fire science, geostatistics, forest management, ecophysiology, and application of remote sensing, including LIDAR.

Education
  • University of Florida, Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ecology, 2010
  • University of Florida, M.S., Forestry, 2005
  • University of Florida, B.S., Animal Science, 2001
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Research Highlights

Modeled Prescribed Fire Produces Lower Carbon Emissions Through Time Than Wildfires in a Southeastern U.S. Longleaf Pine Woodland

Year: 2019
Prescribed fire is a common management tool in southeastern pinelands, but it is not known how prescribed fire compares with wildfire in terms of carbon emissions and carbon sequestration potential in these ecosystems. USDA Forest Service scientists at the agency's Southern Research Station ran mode...

Rethinking how we measure forest fuels for advancing wildland fire science and management

Year: 2018
Land managers depend on quality fire research to advance their understanding of wildland fire behavior. Cutting-edge fire behavior models output fire spread, fire intensity, and smoke plumes in three-dimensions, but forest fuels, which are used as model inputs, are not measured in similar dimensions...

Transforming Fire Ecology

Year: 2019
Fire ecology is an essential discipline for guiding effective forest management, but progress in the field has stalled, leaving fire managers with critical knowledge gaps. The root of the problem may lie in both the lack of appropriate measurements and a focus on describing patterns instead of uncov...
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