RMRS Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
5775 US Hwy 10 West
Missoula, MT 59808
Matt is an Ecologist in the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. Matt's research focuses on improving our understanding of how living plants burn and how live fuel flammability varies both seasonally and inter-annually. This new knowledge will help better inform the next generation of fire behavior and fire danger models.
Linking fuel chemistry to combustion characteristics of live fuels.
FIRESHIFT: Assessing shifting fire regimes across North America, Brazil, and Australia
MPBFIRE: Assessing fuel chemistry changes during the early stages of Mountain Pine Beetle attack and using these fuel chemistry characteristics to inform dynamic fire behavior models such as FIRETEC and the Fire Dynamics Simulator.