Recent Publications

The most effective strategy for reducing fire risk depends on the scale at which risk is assessed. Clustering WUI developments and …

We found a large gap between processes identified as underpinning forest resilience in the theoretical and empirical literature, and …

In short-interval reburns, extreme burn severity and reduced tree recovery foreshadow an erosion of forest resilience.

How variation in early regeneration densities versus abiotic conditions influences among-stand structural variability for four conifer …

Environmental change is accelerating in the 21st century, but how multiple drivers may interact to alter forest resilience remains …

Current projects

Using LiDAR to explore fuels and burn severity in a subalpine forest reburn

Study area: Grand Teton National Park. Funded by National Park Service. Photo: Paul Boehnlein

Abrupt change in ecological systems

Specific project: Wisconsin agricultural system responses to climate change and extreme events. Funded by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (UW2020 Initiative). Photo: Sam Zipper

What makes for a resilient landscape?

Climate, fire and forests in the Northern Rockies. Funded by Joint Fire Science Program. Photo: Jim Peaco, NPS

Current service

September 2014 – Present
Oberlin College

Steering Committee member

Oberlin Environmental Education Alumni Association