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E. Louise Loudermilk

Research Ecologist
320 Green St
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706-559-4309
Fax: 706-559-4317

Research Interests

My research interests include modeling forest ecosystems to better understand processes occuring at multiple scales. This includes interactions at the plant-plant level, stand-level demographics, to landscape successional patterns, with a special interest in spatial and temporal dynamics associated with natural and anthropogenic disturbances. My research includes aspects of forest and fire ecology, fire science, geostatistics, forest management, ecophysiology, and application of remote sensing, including LIDAR.


Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology, 2010
University of Florida
M.S. in Forestry, 2005
University of Florida
B.S. in Animal Science, 2001
University of Florida

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Research Highlights

Rethinking how we measure forest fuels for advancing wildland fire science and management (2018)
SRS-2018-65 Land managers depend on quality fire research to advance their understanding of wildland fire behavior. Cutting-edge fire behavior models output fire spread, fire intensity, and smoke plumes in three-dimensions, but forest fuels, which are used as model inputs, are not measured in similar dimensions. This research brings fuels to the forefront of fire ecology and fire science. Fuels, when measured appropriately, link fire behavior and forest response to fire – critical knowledge for frequently burned ecosystems.

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