Day, Michelle

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Courtesy Faculty
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

249.1 FSL

Phone Number: 
(541) 758-7768
B.A., 1996 (biology), Bates College, Lewiston, ME
M.S., 2005 (botany and plant pathology), Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Research Interests: 
  • Botany
  • Data Management
  • Disturbance Ecology
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Fire Ecology
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Management
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Statistics
Selected Publications: 
  1. Ager, A. A., A. M. G. Barros, M. A. Day, H. K. Preisler, T. Spies, and J. Bolte. 2018. Analyzing fine-scale spatiotemporal drivers of wildfire in a forest landscape model. Ecological Modelling 384:87-102.
  2. Ager, A. A., P. Palaiologou, C. R. Evers, M. A. Day, and A. M. G. Barros. 2018. Assessing transboundary wildfire exposure in the southwestern United States. Risk Analysis. doi: 10.1111/risa.12999
  3. Alcasena, F. J., A. A. Ager, M. Salis, M. A. Day, and C. Vega-Garcia. 2018. Optimizing prescribed fire allocation for managing wildfire risk in central Catalonia. Science of the Total Environment 621:872-885.
  4. Barros, A., A. A. Ager, M. A. Day, M. Krawchuk, and T. Spies. 2018. Wildfires managed for restoration enhance ecological resilience. Ecosphere 9: e02161. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.2161
  5. Ager, A. A., A. Barros, H. K. Preisler, M. A. Day, T. Spies, J. Bailey, and J. Bolte. 2017. Effects of accelerated wildfire on future fire regimes and implications for US federal fire policy. Ecology and Society 22: 12. doi: 10.5751/ES-09680-220412
  6. Ager, A. A., C. Evers, M. A. Day, H. K. Preisler, A. M. G. Barros, and M. Nielsen-Pincus. 2017. Network analysis of wildfire transmission and implications for risk governance. PLoS ONE 12: e0172867. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172867
  7. Kerns, B. K. and M. A. Day. 2017. The importance of disturbance by fire and other abiotic and biotic factors in driving cheatgrass invasion varies based on invasion stage. Biological Invasions 19:1853-1862.
  8. Kerns, B. K., J. B. Kim, J. D. Kline, and M. A. Day. 2016. US exposure to multiple landscape stressors and climate change. Regional Environmental Change 16:2129–2140.
  9. Kerns, B. and M. Day. 2014. Fuel reduction, seeding, and vegetation in a juniper woodland. Rangeland Ecology & Management 67:667-679.