B.S. Biology, Western State College of Colorado, 1975; Ph.D. Plant Ecology, Oregon State University, 1979
Miles A. Hemstrom is the Technical Lead for the Integrated Landscape Assessment project. From 2001-2012 he was a Research Ecologist for the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station at the Portland Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Miles's current research interests include: 1) understanding and modeling landscape interactions of vegetation, fire and other disturbances, invasive plants, and management in east-side Oregon and Washington ecosystems, 2) understanding, modeling and inventory of riparian/streamside conditions at watershed and larger scales with a focus on eastern Oregon and Washington, and 3) application of landscape models to landscape planning and assessments.
Miles's professional experience includes service as Area Ecologist for the Willamette and Siuslaw National Forests (1980-1992), Group Leader for Ecology, Silviculture and Inventory in the Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service (1992-1994), Regional Ecologist for the Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service (1994-1999), Science Team Ecologist for the Interior Columbia River Basin Ecosystem Management Project (1999-2001).