RMRS Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
5775 US Hwy 10 West
Missoula, MT 59808
After graduate school, Faith Ann Heinsch worked at the University of Montana as a post-doctoral research fellow and research scientist, investigating the impacts of climate change on vegetation growth. She worked on the validation team for the MODIS gross/net primary production model (MOD17) and helped develop modifications to the Biome-BGC ecosystem process model for application to a variety of ecosystems.
She began her career at the Fire Lab as a research ecologist, studying fire behavior and fire danger rating models. With Pat Andrew’s retirement, Faith Ann became the manager of the BehavePlus fire modeling system. Her current tasks as a physical scientist continue her focus on fire behavior and fire danger modeling; science delivery and outreach for the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program; and climate change education, and outreach.