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Brief Vitae

Education:

  • Ph.D. - Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 2001
  • M.A. - Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 1997 
  • M.R.P. - City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, 1987 
  • B.A. - History/Political Science, Rocky Mountain College, 1985

Current Projects:

  • Seasonal Homes and the Perceptions of Landscape and Social Change in Rural Wisconsin and Norway. 
  • The Influence of amenities and proximate population concentrations on population and economic growth in the rural United States.
  • Development of Landscape Fire Mitigation Strategies in Response to Increasing Human Development. 
  • Analyzing the Wildland-Urban Interface Across the U.S. 1940-2030.

Recent Publications:

Current Grants:

  • Hammer, Roger B. Supplement to Growth in the Wildland Urban Interface and its implications for Wildland Fire Use. U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, 2008-2009.
  • Hammer, Roger B., Susan I. Stewart, and Volker C. Radeloff, Refining Wildland/Urban Interface Mapping. U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station, 2008-2013.
  • Hammer, Roger B., Susan I. Stewart, Volker C. Radeloff, Todd J. Hawbaker Exploring the Feasibility of Assessing the Impact of Smoke from Wildland Fire on Human Populations. U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station, 2008-2013.
  • Pigeon, Anna, M., Volker C. Radeloff, Curt H. Flather, J.G. Masek, Roger B. Hammer, Murray K. Clayton, and Susan I. Stewart. Effects of fire, extreme weather, and anthropogenic disturbance on avian biodiversity in the United States. NASA IDS program, 2007-2009.
  • Hammer, Roger B. Assessment of residential land use in the U.S. from 1940 to 2030. U.S. Forest Service North Central Research Station, 2006-2011.
  • Hammer, Roger B. Fire risk and WUI in Northern Wisconsin. U.S. Forest Service North Central Research Station, 2006-2011.
  • Hammer, Roger B. Growth in the Wildland Urban Interface and its implications for Wildland Fire Use. U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, 2006-2008.
  • Hammer, Roger B. and Jeff Kline. Evaluating forest and range land development in the western U.S. U.S. Forest Service Western Environmental Threat Assessment Center, 2006-2011.
  • Radeloff, Volker, C., and Roger B. Hammer. Understanding the relationship between housing growth and exotic plant invasions. U.S. Forest Service North Central Research Station, 2006-2011.

Honors & Awards:

  • 2005. Nominated for Outstanding Research Contribution to the U.S. Department of Interior/U.S. Department of Agriculture National Fire Plan (with Volker C. Radeloff, and Susan I. Stewart).
  • 2000. The E. Walter Terrie Award for the outstanding paper in Applied Demography The Southern Demographic Association (First Author with Paul R. Voss, Robin M. Blakely, and Daniel L. Veroff).
  • 1999. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Dissertation Fellowship.
  • 1987. American Institute of Certified Planners Award (Cornell University).