William (Bill) Hargrove

William (Bill)  Hargrove
William (Bill) Hargrove 
Name: William (Bill) Hargrove 
Title: Research Ecologist
Unit: Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center (4854)
Phone: 828-257-4846
E-Mail: whargrove@fs.fed.us


Location Information

USDA-Forest Service
Station Headquarters

200 W.T. Weaver Blvd
Asheville, NC 28804


Research Information


Postdoc, Spatial Modeling and GIS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1992
Postdoc, GIS and UNIX, University of Georgia, 1991
Ph.D., Ecosystem Ecology, University of Georgia, 1988
M.S., Entomology, University of Georgia, 1983
B.S., General Biology, Vanderbilt University, 1978

Current Research:

Designing a national early warning system using satellite imagery that will examine the lower 48 United States at 500m resolution every 8 days to locate potential forest threats

Collaborative Research:

Recent accomplishments include:
  • Designing the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
  • Statistically producing a set of national wildfire biophysical settings regions for the LANDFIRE project
  • Mapping the risk of Sudden Oak Death (SOD) spread
  • Developing the first quantitative global ecoregion maps in coordination with The Nature Conservancy
  • Developing a practical map analysis tool to predict and map wildlife corridors
  • Developing a set of statistical tools to quantify the representativeness of a sampling network, optimize placement ofadditional network nodes, and design a theoretically optimum network
  • Developing EMBYR, a probabilistic wildfire model to investigate the effects of landscape-level fires.

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