FAME Lab (Banner graphic thanks to Carole Guizzetti)
The Fire and Mountain Ecology Laboratory of the University of Washington School of Forest Resources conducts a variety of research projects and other scientific activities on climatic change, fire, and forest ecology in mountain ecosystems of western North America. Faculty members Dave Peterson and Don McKenzie, who are employees of the Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, direct research on fuels and fire science with direct applications to resource management on public lands.  They also cooperate with the U.S. Geological Survey and the UW Climate Impacts Group on the effects of climatic variability and change on forest resources, as well as broad synthesis efforts on climatic change.