Biography of William (Bill) Hargrove

William (Bill) HargroveWilliam Hargrove joined the Eastern Threat Center in October 2006 as an ecologist. His current research focuses on designing a national early warning system using satellite imagery that will examine the lower 48 United States at 500m resolution every 8 days to locate potential forest threats. Hargrove began postdoc work with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 1990 and became an ORNL subcontractor in 1993. He joined the ORNL staff in 2000, with his latest position in the Environmental Sciences Division’s senior research staff. Most recently, Hargrove helped design the National Ecological Observatory Network, produced a set of national wildfire biophysical settings regions for the LANDFIRE project, mapped the risk of Sudden Oak Death spread, and developed the first quantitative global ecoregion maps in coordination with The Nature Conservancy. He has also developed a practical map analysis tool to predict and map corridors used by wildlife and developed EMBYR, a probabilistic wildfire model to investigate the effects of landscape-level fires. Hargrove received a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Georgia in 1988.

Learn more about William Hargrove's work:

Technology development to support a national early warning system for environmental threats (ForWarn)

Potential of MODIS forest change products for estimating percent forest mortality from mountain pine beetle outbreaks

Classifying and communicating landscape vegetation structure with LiDAR

Effects of "Urbanness" on land surface phenology

William Hargrove's personal website

View William Hargrove's Eastern Threat Center publications.

Contact William Hargrove at or 828-257-4846.

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