Biography of Dennis Hallema
Hydrologist Dennis Hallema joined the Eastern Threat Center in 2014 as part of the U.S. Forest Service Participation Program administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (U.S. Department of Energy). His research for the Joint Fire Science Program focuses on the long-term effects of wildland fires on water resources in the conterminous United States and seasonal runoff responses to fuel management strategies, which allows for identifying the municipal watersheds that are most vulnerable to fire. This of great importance in the western states, where droughts occur frequently, and in the east where rapid forest growth produces large quantities of fuels.
Dennis holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geosciences from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and a Ph.D. in Continental Waters and Society from Montpellier SupAgro/Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique in France. He contributed to hydrologic assessment studies related to climate change and agriculture at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique in Canada, and subsequently at Université Laval, also in Canada.
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