I am interested in the effects of climate change on forest health – particularly, how forest ecosystems are affected by abiotic stresses such as heat and drought. My Masters research focused on physiological responses of conifer seedlings from varying provenances to drought stress, and also possibilities for drought acclimation. More broadly, my research interests include disturbance, succession, forest health, and forest ecology. I am also interested in how we interact with the land, and the inclusion of traditional ecological knowledge.
I completed my B.A. at St. Olaf College in 2008, with majors in history and biology, and my M.Sc. at Oregon State University (College of Forestry, Forest Ecosystems and Society) in 2016. In 2012-2013, I was a Fulbright Fellow in Japan (Hokkaido University, Sapporo).
I am involved in the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) project in northern Minnesota (Chippewa National Forest), and a Graduate Fellow with the Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC).