Congratulations to Tague Team PhD student William Burke on successfully defending his PhD thesis proposal “The Ecohydrology of Fuels Treatments”.

William is developing and will integrate a new multi-scale routing method into the RHESSys model –  addressing limitations with current approaches – in order to better characterize and assess the effects of thinning methods on forests. Using this new method, he will assess how different thinning treatments and landscape characteristics interact and result in varying effects on forests, water, and fire.