B.A., Geography and Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., Geography (concentration in Resource Management), San Francisco State University
Ph.D., Ecology (Dept. of Zoology), University of Wisconsin, Madison
Brian J. Harvey is currently accepting graduate students.
Current Sponsored Projects
- Calibration and validation of satellite burn-severity indices with field data in forests of the Interior Pacific Northwest
The goal of this project is to develop and document models tailored to the PNW. In collaboration with GTAC, we will perform sample design, data collection, analysis and related work necessary to develop and document models of RAVG burn severity measures representative of dominant forest types found in the interior PNW.
- A rare opportunity: Gaining insights into current and future forest resilience to wildfire in the western Cascade Mountains
The 2017 Norse Peak Fire near Mt Rainier National Park burned over 55,000 acres, much of it on the west side of the Cascade Crest. This event affords a unique window into infrequent but ecologically and societally important fires that have occurred in the past and are expected to occur with more regularity in a warming and drying climate.
- Collaborative Research: Spatiotemporal interactions among biotic disturbance agents, biological legacies, and compensatory responses: consequences for temperate forest resilience
Across spatial scales from trees to sub-continental regions, two primary research questions will be addressed: (1) Is the nature of spatiotemporal interactions among biotic disturbance agents changing under a warming climate? (2) How does the nature of biological legacies left by biotic disturbances influence compensatory responses? Field and remotely sensed data will be used to build explanatory and predictive models of hotspots of biotic disturbances (i.e., spatial synchrony in two or more biotic disturbances), and test hypotheses about the conditions that create interactions among biotic disturbances. Multiscale data will be used to test hypotheses about how different biological legacies from disturbance hotspots affect compensatory responses across levels of biological organization, and post-disturbance woody carbon dynamics.
MG Turner, KH Braziunas, WD Hansen, BJ Harvey. 2019. Short-interval severe fire erodes the resilience of subalpine lodgepole pine forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (23), 11319-11328. Link
PE Higuera, AL Metcalf, C Miller, B Buma, DB McWethy, EC Metcalf, … 2019. Integrating Subjective and Objective Dimensions of Resilience in Fire-Prone Landscapes. BioScience 69 (5), 379-388. Link
B Buma, BJ Harvey, DG Gavin, R Kelly, T Loboda, BE McNeil, JR Marlon, … 2019. The value of linking paleoecological and neoecological perspectives to understand spatially-explicit ecosystem resilience. Landscape ecology 34 (1), 17-33. Link
RA Andrus, BJ Harvey, RK Chai, TT Veblen. 2018. Different vital rates of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir explain discordance in understory and overstory dominance. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 48 (12), 1554-1562. Link
RA Andrus, BJ Harvey, KC Rodman, SJ Hart, TT Veblen. 2018. Moisture availability limits subalpine tree establishment. Ecology 99 (3), 567-575. Link