In the Harvey Lab at the University of Washington, we conduct research examining how fire and disturbance interactions (e.g., insect outbreaks + fires, or multiple fires) shape forest ecosystems across temporal and spatial scales. We are particularly interested in how the frequency, size, and severity of forest fires and other disturbances change over time and space, and what those changes mean for resilience of forest structure, function, and ecosystem services. By testing and advancing theory in fire ecology, forest ecology, landscape ecology, and disturbance ecology, and co-developing our research with partners and stakeholders, we connect scientific understanding to effective forest management.

The research in our lab is supported by grants from US Federal (e.g,. NSF, USDA, and USGS) and State (e.g., Washington DNR) agencies, international collaborations (e.g,, ARC), and contributions from individual supporters.

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Dr. Brian J. Harvey
Jack Corkery and George Corkery Jr. Endowed Professor in Forest Sciences
Associate Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

University of Washington
Box 352100
Seattle, WA 98195 (USA)
Email: bjharvey@uw.edu
Phone: 206-685-9929  Cell: 650-521-1988
Twitter: @Brian_J_Harvey
Office: 396 Bloedel Hall
Lab: 340 Bloedel Hall

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