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Sandra Haire

Research Fellow


Sandra Haire earned her PhD from the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts in 2009. Her dissertation was titled, "Landscape Ecology of Large Fires in Southwestern Forests, USA." During a post-doctoral appointment, she studied the effects of wilderness management policies on fire regime characteristics in the western U.S. Sandra is continuing her work through her own business venture, the Haire Laboratory for Landscape Ecology.

Sandra's work in the McGarigal Lab resulted in the following publications:

  • Haire, S.L., K. McGarigal, and C. Miller. 2013. Wilderness shapes contemporary fire size distributions across landscape in the western United States. Ecosphere 4:art15. (pdf)
  • Haire SL, and K McGarigal. 2010. Effects of Landscape Patterns of Fire Severity on Regenerating Ponderosa Pine Forests (Pinus ponderosa) in New Mexico and Arizona, USA. Landscape Ecology 25:1055-1069. (pdf)
  • Haire SL, and K McGarigal. 2009. Spatial patterns of fire severity in southwestern forests, USA: the role of climate, fire size, and landscape gradients. Fire Ecology 5:86-103. (pdf)
  • Haire SL, and K McGarigal. 2008. Inhabitants of landscape scars: plant species diversity and succession after high-severity fire at two southwestern sites. The Southwestern Naturalist 53(2):146–161. (pdf)

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Kevin McGarigal
Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts
304 Holdsworth Natural Resources Center
Box 34210, Amherst, MA 01003
Fax: (413) 545-4358; Phone: (413) 577-0655

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