Carmen selected for Graduate Research Innovation Award

Carmen in one of her field plots during a recent outreach field trip.

Carmen was awarded the Graduate Research Innovation Award (GRIN), a $25,000 competitive grant for fire science research administered by the national Joint Fire Science Program.

Carmen’s project, “Predicting forest recovery following high-severity fire” combines field measurements and simulation modeling to help answer an important question about the future of California’s forests: how long will it take for forests to grow back after our most severe fires?

The GRIN will help Carmen expand her field measurements, and will help her to increase forest managers’ access and engagement with her work.