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Morris C. Johnson

Morris C. Johnson
Research Fire Ecologist
Threat Characterization and Management
400 N 34th St., Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98103-8600
United States
Current Research
Quantifying the effects of thinning and surface fuel treaments on Arizona's state largest recorded wildfire (Wallow Fire 2011), intergrating the Fuels Characteristic Classification System and Forest Vegetation Simulator, simulating fuel treatment alternatives on the South Shore Project (LTBMU).
Past Research
My past work includes; studies of fuels planning and fuel treatments effects in dry forests of the Western United States, fire hazard assessment and decomposition study of Washington State's Cedar River Municipal,review of the effects of bark mortality on subsequent fire behavior Watershed examine the effects of salvage logging on fire behavior, fuel loading, fuel emissions, fuel consumption
Research Interest
Fire ecology, fire effects, silviculture, fuel treatments and fire behavior, simulation modeling, bark beeltes, climate change.
Why This Research Is Important
My research helps fire and forest managers make informed decisions based on current scientifc information.
  • University of Washington, Ph.D., Fire Ecology, 2008
  • University of Washington, M.S., Siliviculture and Forest Protection, 2002
  • Southern University, B.S., Urban Forestry, 1996
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Research Highlights

Scientists Study Salvage Logging After a Major Windstorm

Year: 2013
These results illustrate potential differences between the effects of salvage logging after windstorms and the effects of salvage logging after wildfire.