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Thomas M. Rice
Computer Specialist
Rocky Mountain Research Station
1221 South Main Street
Moscow, Idaho 83843
(208) 883-2308

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Tom's primary role as work unit geographer is exploring the consequences of place on microbial processes.

4 years undergraduate study, Math & Physics, 1963-67, Central Washington University
B.S. Cartography, 1987, University of Idaho
M.S. Geography/Geographic Information Systems, 1992, University of Idaho

Research involvement to date:
Integration of GIS and ecosystem process models for site-specific ecological simulation
Other scientific programming/modeling in support of RWU research activities
Development of interactive online (intranet) system for soil quality information transfer (
Development of interactive web-based tool for estimation of fire effects on Armillaria populations (
Responsible for RWU database development, tech transfer to stakeholders, GPS and field-related mapping (see "Information Management & Technology Transfer.pps")

Rice, T.M. 1992. Integration of GIS and ecosystem process models for site-specific simulation of blister rust hazard in northern Idaho white pine forests. Moscow, ID: University of Idaho, M.S. Thesis, 100pp.

McDonald, G.I., R.J. Hoff, T.M. Rice and R. Mathiasen. 1994. Measuring early performance of second generation resistance to blister rust in western white pine. In: Baumgartner, D.N. Lotan, J.E., Tonn, J.T., eds. Interior Cedar-Hemlock-White Pine Forests: Ecology and Management. Symposium Proceedings: 1993 March 2-4, at Spokane, WA. Pullman, WA: Washington State University Department of Natural Resource Sciences.

Stage, A.R., C. Hatch, T.M. Rice, D. Renner and J. Korol. 1995. Calibrating a forest succession model with a singletree growth model: An exercise in meta-modelling. In: Skovsgaard, J.P. and H.E. Burkhart, eds. Recent Advances in Forest Mensuration and Growth and Yield Research. Prodeedings from 3 sessions of Subject Group S4.01 'Mensuration, Growth and Yield' at the 20th World Congress of IUFRO, held in Tampere, Finland, 6-12 August 1995. pp. 194-209. Danish Forest and Landscape Institute, 250 pp.

Page-Dumroese, D., M. Jurgensen, W. Elliot, T. Rice, J. Nesser, T. Collins, R. Meurisse. 2000. Soil quality standards and guidelines for forest sustainability in northwestern North America. For. Ecol. & Mgmt. 138, pp. 445-462. Reprinted in Forest Soils and Ecosystem Sustainability, J.R. Boyle & R.F. Powers, eds. 2001. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam.

McDonald, G.I., J.S. Evans, M. Moeur, T.M. Rice and E.K. Strand. 2003. Using digital terrain modeling and satellite imagery to map interactions among fire and forest microbes. Pages 100-11- in K.E.M. Balley, R.C. Klinger and N.G. Sugihara (eds.). Proceedings of Fire Conference 2000:  The First National Congress on Fire Ecology, Prevention and Management. Miscellaneous Publication No. 13, Tall Timbers research Station, Tallahassee, FL.

McDonald, G.I., T.M. Rice, D.E. Hall, J.E. Stewart, J.R. Tonn, P.D. Tanimoto, P.J. Zambino, N.B. Klopfenstein, and M-S. Kim. 2005. Fuels Planning: Science Synthesis and Integration; Environmental Consequences Fact Sheet: 13: Root Disease Analyzer – Armillaria Response Tool (ART). Research Note RMRS-RN-23-13-WWW. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, Idaho


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