Hello! I am a Postdoctoral Researcher working jointly with The Nature Conservancy in Washington and the University of Washington. I recently completed my PhD in the Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management program at the University of Washington, working with Dr. Brian J. Harvey. Broadly, I am interested in harnessing quantitative methods to address both theoretical and applied ecological questions. My graduate research focused on understanding the causes and consequences of forest disturbances (primarily bark beetle outbreaks and wildfires) at spatial scales ranging from individual trees to subcontinents. My current postdoctoral research explores terrestrial-aquatic linkages in forest ecosystems; more specifically, my research focuses on quantifying the effects of forest management and wildfire on the population health of Pacific salmon.


  • Spatial analysis
  • Landscape ecology
  • Forest ecology


  • PhD in Quantitative Ecology, 2023

    University of Washington

  • MS in Quantitative Ecology, 2019

    University of Washington

  • BA in Environmental Science, 2012

    Boston University


Forest restoration effects on salmon

Salmon populations are in currently in crisis across the West, and environmental conditions are likely to pose even more challenges in …

Burn severity spatial scaling

West of the Cascade Crest in Washington and Oregon (“Northwestern Cascadia”), wildfire has historically been infrequent yet …

Biotic disturbance hotspots

Globally, biotic forest disturbances caused by herbivorous insects and pathogens have increased, a trend that has been linked to …

Growth releases following bark beetle outbreak

Bark beetle outbreaks structure forests not only directly via mortality of overstory trees but also indirectly by releasing the growth …

Host tree mortality from bark beetle outbreak

While drivers of bark beetle outbreaks have been studied extensively at spatial scales ranging from stands to continents, within-stand …


Consistent spatial scaling of high-severity wildfire can inform expected future patterns of burn severity

Increasing wildfire activity in forests worldwide has driven urgency in understanding current and future fire regimes. Spatial patterns …

Fine‑scale spatial heterogeneity shapes compensatory responses of a subalpine forest to severe bark beetle outbreak

Growth releases of individuals that survive disturbances are important compensatory response mechanisms that contribute to …

Neighborhood context mediates probability of host tree mortality in a severe bark beetle outbreak

Understanding drivers of disturbances across scales is critical as environmental constraints change in a warming climate. Outbreaks of …