Davis, CA 95618-6132
1) Identifying the drivers of fire severity in the Klamath Mountains.
2) Investigating tree mortality due to drought, bark beetle outbreaks, mechanical thinning, and prescribed burning in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains.
3) Comparing and predicting the ecological effect of fall verses spring burning in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains.
4) Fire Behavior modeling in the 2019 Kincade Fire.
5) Development of the FireBuster fire weather forecasting system.
- University of Colorado Boulder, Ph.D. Ecology, Fire History, Fire Ecology, Land use change and fire occurrence, 2006
- Wright State University, Master Of Science, Forest succession in eastern deciduous forests, Post-land abandonment forest development , 1996
- Western Washington University, B.S. Biology, Terrestrial Ecology, Fire Ecology, Plant Ecology, 1991
Senior Fire Ecologist,
Sonoma Technology Inc. (STi),
At STI I was the lead fire scientist on the JFSP sponsored Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS), an online fire modeling and data management framework currently maintained by the Wildland Fire Research Development and Applications group at NIFC. IFTDSS makes fire behavior and fire effects modeling tools more accessible to resource managers. I designed processes for using existing fire behavior and fire effects modeling tools to meet fuels treatment planning needs within IFTDSS and conducted regular training workshops and webinars. Other project included a JFSP-funded Fire Weather Accuracy project and a NASA-funded project titled "Automated Fuels Treatment Effectiveness Evaluation with Remote Sensing (AFTEERS). The fire weather accuracy system acquired observed and forecasted weather data, automatically assessed the accuracy of weather forecasts, and used accuracy assessments to suggest forecast corrections. AFTEERS was a prototype process to evaluate fuels treatment effectiveness remotely, using NASA satellite imagery and associated data products.
USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Missoula Fire Lab,
Projects included the FIREHARM project where I created land cover grids for the Ecosystem Management Decision Support system. LANDFIRE data grids were used as input to the fire research model FIREHARM to create spatial coverages of tree attribute data (treelists), predict fire effects, and predict fire behavior. These land cover grids were then input into the EMDS logic model to produce a spatially explicit decision support matrix for making land management decisions. We used FIREMON (fire effects monitoring and inventory protocols) to field sample fire effects from 2007 wildfires and compared observations with FIREHARM predictions to test the efficacy of model outputs. Additional projects included FLEAT (Fire and Landscape Ecology Assessment Tool) and FIRESEV. For FLEAT, I helped collect field data on fire effects and vegetation responses to wildfire within a range of historic burn perimeters for comparison with modeled outputs. For FIRESEV, I helped write the successful bid for the Joint Fire Science Program grant to produce a series of potential fire severity models and digital maps for use by fire planners.
- Harris, Lucas B.; Drury, Stacy A.; Taylor, Alan H.. 2020. Strong legacy effects of prior burn severity on forest resilience to a high-severity fire
- Drury, Stacy A.. 2019. Observed versus predicted fire behavior in an Alaskan black spruce forest ecosystem: an experimental fire case study
- Drury, Stacy A.; Larkin, Narasimhan; Strand, Tara T.; Huang, ShihMing; Strenfel, Scott J.; O'Brien, Theresa E.; Raffuse, Sean M.. 2014. Intercomparison of Fire Size, Fuel Loading, Fuel Consumption, and Smoke Emissions Estimates on the 2006 Tripod Fire, Washington, USA
- Taylor, Alan H.; Harris, Lucas B.; Drury, Stacy A.. 2021. Drivers of fire severity shift as landscapes transition to an active fire regime, Klamath Mountains, USA
- Hood, Sharon M.; Drury, Stacy ; Steelman, Toddi ; Steffens, Ron. 2020. Proceedings of the Fire Continuum-Preparing for the future of wildland fire; 2018 May 21-24; Missoula, MT
- Drury, Stacy. 2019. Fuel continuity
- Little, Joseph M.; Jandt, Randi R.; Drury, Stacy ; Molina, Allen ; Lane, Brock. 2018. Evaluating the effectiveness of fuel treatments in Alaska - Final Report to the Joint Fire Science Program
- Yocom Kent, Larissa L.; Fulé, Peter Z.; Brown, Peter M.; Cerano-Paredes, Julián; Cornejo-Oviedo, Eladio; Cortés Montaño, Citlali; Drury, Stacy A.; Falk, Donald A.; Meunier, Jed; Poulos, Helen M.; Skinner, Carl N.; Stephens, Scott L.; Villanueva-Díaz, José. 2017. Climate drives fire synchrony but local factors control fire regime change in northern Mexico
- Keane, Robert E.; Dillon, Greg; Drury, Stacy; Innes, Robin; Morgan, Penny; Lutes, Duncan; Prichard, Susan J.; Smith, Jane; Strand, Eva. 2014. New and revised fire effects tools for fire management
- Rauscher, H. Michael; Drury, Stacy A.. 2014. A brief introduction to the Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS)
- Drury, Stacy A.; Herynk, Jason M.. 2011. The national tree-list layer
- Keane, Robert E.; Drury, Stacy A.; Karau, Eva C.; Hessburg, Paul F.; Reynolds, Keith M.. 2010. A method for mapping fire hazard and risk across multiple scales and its application in fire management
- Drury, S. A.; Veblen, T. T.. 2008. Spatial and temporal variability in fire occurrence within the Las Bayas Forestry Reserve, Durango, Mexico
- Pearcy, Jeffery N.; Hix, David M.; Drury, Stacy A.. 1995. Landscape variation in species diversity and succession as related to topography, soils and human disturbance
Drury, S.A.; Runkle, J.R. 2006. Forest vegetation change in southeast Ohio: Do older forests serve as useful models for predicting the successional trajectory of future forests? Forest Ecology and Management. 223(1-3): 200-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2005.11.001.
Drury, Stacy A.; Rauscher, H. Michael; Banwell, Erin M.; Huang, ShihMing; Lavezzo, Tami L. 2016. The interagency fuels treatment decision support system: functionality for fuels treatment planning. Fire Ecology. 12(1): 103-123. https://doi.org/10.4996/fireecology.1201103.