FFS Research Ecologist Bob Keane recently received the 2019 Harold Biswell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) for his significant contribution to fire ecology and management in the western United States and for inspiring and mentoring a new generation of fire ecologists. His research focuses on 1) developing spatially explicit ecological computer simulation models for exploring landscape, fire, vegetation, and climate dynamics; 2) sampling, describing, modeling, and mapping of wildland fuel characteristics; and 3) exploring the ecology and restoration of whitebark pine. Over the course of his career, Bob has authored over 265 papers, written a book on wildland fuels, and served as scientist-in-charge of the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest.
AFE President Dr. Chris Dicus (photo, right) presented Bob with his award at the eighth International Fire Ecology and Management Congress in Tucson, Ari-zona last November. Read more about Bob’s award here.