FACULTY

Jim Lutz

Jim Lutz

Affiliate Assistant Professor
Forest community ecology
http://faculty.washington.edu/jlutz/

Office: Logan, UT
Phone: 435-797-0478 
Email: jlutz@uw.edu

Graduate Interest Group(s): FOREST ECOLOGY

B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1985
M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1985
M.S., Management (MBA), Sloan School of Management, MIT, 1985
M.S., Ecosystem Analysis, University of Washington, 2005
Ph.D., Ecosystem Analysis, University of Washington, 2008


Current Sponsored Research:
Annually resolved impacts of fire management on carbon stocks in Yosemite and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Climate Impacts on Burn Severity
Combining Landsat and LiDAR remote sensing to refine fire management objectives related to forest structural heterogeneity in Yosemite National Park, CA
Effects of fire management on carbon sequestration in Sequoia Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks
Western Forest Initiative: Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot and Wind River Canopy Crane Forest Dynamics Plot
Recent Publications:
Lutz, J. A., J. W. van Wagtendonk, A. E. Thode, J. D. Miller, and J. F. Franklin. 2009. Climate, lightning ignitions, and fire severity in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. International Journal of Wildland Fire 18 (7):765-774.
Lutz, J. A., J. W. van Wagtendonk, and J. F. Franklin. 2009. Twentieth-century decline of large-diameter trees in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 257(11):2296-2307.
Sprugel, D.G., Grieve, K., Gersonde, R., Doviak, M., Lutz, J.A., Halpern, C.B. 2009. Use of stand maps and a light model to predict consequences of ecological thinning. Ecological Modeling 220(24):3565-3575.