Research mission

There is a critical need to understand how climate change and disturbance regimes will impact forested landscapes and how land managers and residents can navigate changing conditions. My core research examines relationships between climate, disturbances, forest ecosystems, fire risk in the wildland urban interface, and ecosystem services during the 21st century, with a focus on landscapes in the US Northern Rocky Mountains and European Alps. I aim to pursue research in collaboration with and relevant to land managers; to create reproducible science; to foster meaningful and respectful relationships with colleagues and collaborators; and to support diversity and inclusion in science.

  • Landscape, forest, and fire ecology
  • Climate change
  • Wildfire management
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Process-based models
  • Remote sensing
  • PhD in Integrative Biology, 2021

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • MS in Integrative Biology (Zoology), 2018

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • BA in Environmental Studies, 2008

    Oberlin College

Selected Service

Peer Reviewer
Conservation Letters, Ecology, Flora, Forest Ecology and Management, Forestry, Forests, Global Environmental Change, Landscape Ecology, Nature Communications, PLOS One, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Science of the Total Environment
Jan 2017 – Present
Steering Committee Member and Fellowship Subcommittee Chair
Sep 2014 – Dec 2021 Oberlin, Ohio
Graduate Student Representative
Polar/Arctic Ecosystems and Ecological Modeling Faculty Search Committee, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sep 2019 – Mar 2020 Madison, Wisconsin
Feb 2009 – Apr 2016 Oberlin, Ohio
Public Utilities Commission, City of Oberlin
Sep 2013 – Dec 2015 Oberlin, Ohio