Research

My research is focused on understanding the effects of fuel treatments on forests, water, and fire. Fuel treatments are likely to be an increasingly common part of our forest management, which prompts us to ask, how are those treatments altering our landscapes and affecting resources we care about? To pursue this research I use the Regional HydroEcologic Simulation System (RHESSys) and have developed new methods, ‘multiscale routing’, to better characterize fuel treatments and understand their interconnected effects on ecohydrology.

I am a contributor to RHESSys and RHESSysIOinR, and the primary author of the RHESSysPreprocessing R package.

My broader research interests span a range of topics: