Crystal A. Kolden
Crystal A. Kolden, Ph.D.
PhD, Clark University, Geography, 2010
MS, University of Nevada, Reno, Geography 2005
My research focuses on characterizing and understanding wildfire, invasive species, humans and other large, ecological disturbances across the landscape. I particularly like to use remote sensing to accomplish this.
Smith. A.M.S.#, C.A. Kolden#, T.B. Paveglio#, et al. 2016. The science of firescapes: achieving fire -resilient communities. BioScience 66(2): 130-146.
Kolden, C.A., A.M.S. Smith, and J.T. Abatzoglou. 2015. Limitations and utilisation of Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity products for assessing wildfire severity in the USA. International Journal of Wildland Fire. Online September 14, 2015.
Smith, A.M.S.#, C.A. Kolden#, W.T. Tinkham#, A.F. Talhelm, J.D. Marshall, A.T. Hudak, L. Boschetti, M.J.Falkowski, J.A. Greenberg, J.W. Anderson, A. Kliskey, L. Alessa, R. Keefe, J.R. Gosz. 2014. Remote sensing the vulnerability of vegetation in natural terrestrial ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment, 154: 322-337.
Abatzoglou, J.T., and C.A. Kolden. 2013. Relationships between climate and macroscale area burned in the western United States. International Journal of Wildland Fire. Published online July 25, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF13019
Kolden, C.A., J.A. Lutz, C.H. Key, J.T. Kane, and J.W., van Wagtendonk. 2012. Mapped versus actual burned area within wildfire perimeters: characterizing the unburned. Forest Ecology and Management, 286: 38-47.
University of Nevada, Reno, College of Science Young Alumni Award, 2014
USGS STAR (Special Thanks for Achieving Results) Award, 2009
NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award, US-IALE, 2009
Best Master’s degree-level paper, Biogeography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 2005Best Graduate Paper, California Geographical Society Annual Meeting, 2005