Ernesto Alvarado

  • Research Associate Professor
    • 206-616-6920
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  • Ernesto Alvarado

    • Research Associate Professor

    Research areas

    Wildland fire science; fire ecology and management; combustion and fire behavior; carbon emissions; fire and climate change; quantitative modeling; international forestry; traditional ecological knowledge

    B.S., Agricultural Engineering with a minor in plant protection, Universidad Autonoma Chapingo, Chapingo, Mexico
    M.S., Silviculture and Forest Management, Postgraduate College, Chapingo, Mexico
    Ph.D., Wildland Fire Sciences, University of Washington

    Ernesto Alvarado is currently accepting graduate students.


    • ESRM 420 | Wildland Fire Management (5) - Spring
    • SEFS 535 | Fire Ecology (4) - Autumn

    Current Sponsored Projects

    Selected publications

    Zou, Y., O’Neill, S. M., Larkin, N. K., Alvarado, E. C., Solomon, R., Mass, C., … & Shen, H. (2019). Machine Learning-Based Integration of High-Resolution Wildfire Smoke Simulations and Observations for Regional Health Impact Assessment. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(12), 2137.  Link

    Briones-Herrera, C. I., Vega-Nieva, D. J., Monjarás-Vega, N. A., Flores-Medina, F., Lopez-Serrano, P. M., Corral-Rivas, J. J., … & Arellano-Pérez, S. (2019). Modeling and Mapping Forest Fire Occurrence from Aboveground Carbon Density in Mexico. Forests, 10(5), 402.  Link

    Guo, F., Ju, Y., Wang, G., Alvarado, E. C., Yang, X., Ma, Y., & Liu, A. (2018). Inorganic chemical composition of PM2. 5 emissions from the combustion of six main tree species in subtropical China. Atmospheric Environment, 189, 107-115.  Link

    Podschwit, H., Larkin, N., Steel, E., Cullen, A., & Alvarado, E. (2018). Multi-Model Forecasts of Very-Large Fire Occurences during the End of the 21st Century. Climate, 6(4), 100.  Link

    Krieger Filho, G. C., Bufacchi, P., Santos, J. C., Veras, C. A. G., Alvarado, E. C., Mell, W., & Carvalho, J. A. (2017). Probability of surface fire spread in Brazilian rainforest fuels from outdoor experimental measurements. European journal of forest research, 136(2), 217-232.  Link