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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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Crystal A. Kolden

Crystal A. Kolden, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office

CNR 204D

Phone

208-885-6018

Degrees

  • PhD, Clark University, Geography, 2010

  • MS, University of Nevada, Reno, Geography 2005

  • AB cum laude Cornell University, History, Minor in American Indian Studies, 1999

Research Interests

My research focuses on characterizing and understanding wildfire, invasive species, humans and other large, ecological disturbances across the landscape. I particularly like to use remote sensing to accomplish this.

www.pyrogeographer.com


Smith. A.M.S.#, C.A. Kolden#, T.B. Paveglio#, et al. 2016. The science of firescapes: achieving fire -resilient communities. BioScience 66(2): 130-146.

Kolden, C.A., A.M.S. Smith, and J.T. Abatzoglou. 2015. Limitations and utilisation of Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity products for assessing wildfire severity in the USA. International Journal of Wildland Fire. Online September 14, 2015. 
http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF15082

Smith, A.M.S.#, C.A. Kolden#, W.T. Tinkham#, A.F. Talhelm, J.D. Marshall, A.T. Hudak, L. Boschetti, M.J.Falkowski, J.A. Greenberg, J.W. Anderson, A. Kliskey, L. Alessa, R. Keefe, J.R. Gosz. 2014. Remote sensing the vulnerability of vegetation in natural terrestrial ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment, 154: 322-337.

Abatzoglou, J.T., and C.A. Kolden. 2013. Relationships between climate and macroscale area burned in the western United States. International Journal of Wildland Fire. Published online July 25, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF13019

Kolden, C.A., J.A. Lutz, C.H. Key, J.T. Kane, and J.W., van Wagtendonk. 2012. Mapped versus actual burned area within wildfire perimeters: characterizing the unburned. Forest Ecology and Management, 286: 38-47.

University of Nevada, Reno, College of Science Young Alumni Award, 2014

USGS STAR (Special Thanks for Achieving Results) Award, 2009

NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award, US-IALE, 2009

Best Master’s degree-level paper, Biogeography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 2005

Best Graduate Paper, California Geographical Society Annual Meeting, 2005

Contact Us

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

google maps location