There is a critical need to understand how changing climate and fire regimes will impact western landscapes and how land managers and residents can prepare for a future with more fire. My core research examines relationships between climate drivers, fire activity, forest ecosystems, and ecosystem services in western US forested landscapes during the 21st century. I aim to pursue research in collaboration with and relevant to forest and fire managers; to create reproducible science; to foster meaningful and respectful relationships with colleagues and collaborators; and to support diversity and inclusion in science.
MS in Integrative Biology (Zoology), 2018
Univeristy of Wisconsin - Madison
BA in Environmental Studies, 2008
Study area: Grand Teton National Park. Funded by National Park Service. Photo: Paul Boehnlein
Specific project: Wisconsin agricultural system responses to climate change and extreme events. Funded by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (UW2020 Initiative). Photo: Sam Zipper