Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Associate at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies working with Dr. Winslow D. Hansen.

Forest Water Nexus

Working within the forest-water nexus, my research examines the relationships and feedbacks between water and forests, particularly in the context of disturbance and carbon. My work combines field data, remote sensing, geospatial and statistical analysis, and machine learning. I ask how water affects forests by examining how hydroclimate and water-related disturbances (i.e. fire, drought and some cyclonic storms) influence forest characteristics such as carbon storage, regeneration dynamics, and community composition. I then evaluate how forests impact water by examining the subsequent impacts on water resources like streamflow and water quality.

In my spare time, you’ll find me hiking with my dog, reading, gardening, and knitting. Also probably mentioning that I am from Wyoming one too many times.