USDA Forest Service
Pacific Northwest Research Station
Aquatic and Land Interactions Program
3200 Jefferson Way
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Ph.D., Fisheries Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis,
M.S., Fisheries Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis,
B.S., Chemistry and Biology, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia
Salmon ecology, landscape ecology, and
the role of disturbance on stream ecosystems
Current Research Projects
Understanding relationships among salmon,
their freshwater habitats, and landscape characteristics at
multiple spatial scales; developing and evaluating landscape-level
tools to help prioritize streams/watersheds for conservation
or restoration; modeling effects of natural and anthropogenic
disturbance on salmon and freshwater habitat.
Burnett, K. 2001. Relationships
Among Juvenile Anadromous Salmonids, Their Freshwater Habitat,
and Landscape Characteristics Over Multiple Years and Spatial
Scales in the Elk River, Oregon. Ph.D., Oregon State University.
1, Chapter 2,
Chapter 3, Chapter
4 and 5
Burnett, K.M., G.H. Reeves, S.E. Clarke, and K.R. Christiansen. 2006. Comparing riparian and catchment-wide influences on salmonid habitat in Elk River , Oregon . Pages 175-196 in R.M. Hughes and L. Wang (eds), Influences of Landscapes on Stream Habitat and Biological Communities. American Fisheries Society Symposium 48. Bethesda , MD
Reeves, G.H., J.E. Williams, K.M. Burnett, and K. Gallo. 2006. The aquatic conservation strategy of the Northwest Forest Plan. Conservation Biology 13:1220-1223
Spies, T.A., K.N. Johnson, K.M. Burnett, J.L. Ohmann, B.C. McComb, G.H Reeves, P. Bettinger, J.D. Kline, and B. Garber-Yonts. 2007. Cumulative Ecological and Socioeconomic Effects of Forest Policies in Coastal Oregon . Ecological Applications 17(1):5-17.
Burnett, K.M., G.H. Reeves, D.J. Miller, S. Clarke, K. Vance-Borland, and K. Christiansen. 2007. Distribution of Salmon-Habitat Potential Relative to Landscape Characteristics and Implications for Conservation. Ecological Applications.17(1):66-80.
Miller, D. J., and K. M. Burnett. 2007. Effects of forest cover, topography, and sampling extent on the measured density of shallow, translational landslides. Water Resources Research, 43, W03433, doi:10.1029/2005WR004807.
Wondzell, S.M., K.M. Burnett, J.D. Kline. 2007. Landscape Analysis: Projecting the effects of management and natural disturbances on forest and watershed resources of the Blue Mountains, Oregon , USA . Landscape and Urban Planning 80:193–197
Bigelow, P., L.E. Benda, D.J. Miller, and K. M. Burnett. 2007. On Debris Flows, River Networks, and the Spatial Structure of Channel Morphology. Forest Science 53: 220-238.
Burnett, K.M. and D.J. Miller. 2007. Streamside Policies for Headwater Channels: An Example Considering Debris Flows in the Oregon Coastal Province. Forest Science 53: 239-253.
Miller, D.J. and K.M. Burnett. In press. A probabilistic model of debris-flow delivery to stream channels, demonstrated for the Coast Range of Oregon, USA Geomorphology.
Torgersen, C.E., R.E. Gresswell, D.S. Bateman, and K.M. Burnett. In press. Spatial identification of tributary impacts in river networks. in A. Roy, S. Rice, and B. Rhoads (eds), River confluences and the fluvial network.
Clarke, S.E., K.M. Burnett, and D.J. Miller. In press. Modeling streams and hydrogeomorphic attributes in Oregon from field and digital data. Journal of the American Water Resources Association.