Steve Norman

Research Ecologist
Asheville, NC
Phone: 828-259-0535

Current Research

Applications of comparative risk assessment for managing fire prone forests using diverse datasets and GIS. Assessment of the historical importance of fire and other disturbances in the development of coast redwood forests using tree ring analysis. Modeling vegetation patterns and changes in fire climate in northwestern California.


Ph.D. in Geography, 2002
Penn State University
M.A. in Geography, 1991
Western Illinois University
B.A. in Geography-Environmental Science, 1987
Mansfield University of PA


Research Highlights

advancing the Comparative Risk Assessment Framework and Tools (CRAFT) (2011)
SRS-2011-12 The Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center and the University of North Carolina Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center have expanded an integrated risk assessment framework that will help natural resource managers compare the effects of different decisions, despite uncertainties. This collaboration is focused on advancing the Comparative Risk Assessment Framework and Tools (CRAFT) through development of on-line tools and applied workshops.
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