Biography of Steve Norman

Steve NormanResearch ecologist Steve Norman joined the Eastern Threat Center in 2005. He earned his Ph.D. from Penn State where he studied how fire-climate relationships functioned over centuries in California based on evidence from fire scars in tree rings. His more recent research has involved tracking spring and fall phenology from satellite, understanding drought impacts to forests, documenting the seasonality of eastern fire regimes, and addressing the tradeoffs of wildland fire management.

Learn more about Steve's Norman's work:

Understanding the drivers and impacts of Appalachian fire regimes

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

Classifying and communicating landscape vegetation structure with LiDAR

Effects of wildland fires and fuel treatment strategies on water quantity across the contiguous United States

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

CRAFT: Comparative Risk Assessment Framework and Tools

Fire and fuel management in coast redwood


View Steve Norman's Eastern Threat Center publications.

Contact Steve Norman at or 828-259-0535.

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