Dr. Max Moritz
Understanding the dynamics of fire regimes at relatively broad scales and using this information in ecosystem management. Quantitative analyses of fire history and simulation of fire dynamics.
Environmental processes that have generated these land cover patterns, and will explore the extent to which fire dynamics might play a role in various ecosystems.
Ph.D. student co-supervised by John Harte
Erica Newman is a doctoral student in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG). She received an A.B. in Physics from Amherst College, and an M.S. in Atomic Physics from the University of Michigan. She has worked on environmental issues related to water quality, bird diversity, and fire ecology for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Massachusetts Audubon Society, North Carolina Wildlife Commission, and the National Park Service. Erica currently holds a Burn Boss certification from the North Carolina Department of Forest Resources and is a member of the North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council. Erica is broadly interested in biodiversity, and more specifically focused on how invasive species and changing climate are altering fire regimes. She is working on predictive models of fire risk in California. At ERG, she also researches macroecology and metrics of disturbance.
Ph.D. student co-supervised by Scott Stephens
The role of fire in driving landscape scale vegetation patterns. Fire history and ecology of subalpine forests in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.
Enric Batllori Presas
Enric is currently a post-doctoral researcher working in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Policy & Management. He is also part of the Geobotany and Cartography Group (GEOVEG), University of Barcelona (Spain). He has a forest ecologist background, dendroecology and field experiments form the basis of his prior research in the alpine tree line in the Pyrenees. Enric is broadly interested in ecosystem responses to disturbance under global change scenarios and its potential effects on landscape structure at several spatial and temporal scales.