MS Geography University of Colorado, 2007
CA Single Subject Teaching Credential - Biological Sciences, SFSU 2004
BS Human Biology Stanford University, 1998
Forest Ecology / Disturbance Ecology
My work is inspired to better understand forest ecosystems and answer pressing questions about how we should protect, use, and manage our forests. During the past century, many American western forests have seen dramatic changes in disturbance regimes, species composition, and hydrologic and nutrient cycles due to fire suppression, air pollution, land use change, and climate change. These stressors have resulted in unprecedented conditions that may require new adaptive approaches to management focused on building ecosystem resilience. My research focuses broadly on forest community ecology, disturbance ecology, and forest management. I hope to understand how fire and other disturbances have historically interacted with forested ecosystems, and the challenges and opportunities for creating resilient forest ecosystems in a time of changing climate and broad-scale human impact. I employ field based experiments and measurements as well as simulation models and remotely sensed data to answer questions at a variety of spatial scales (individual tree, forest stand, landscape, and region). Through my research, I seek to better understand forest ecosystem dynamics in order to better project future trajectories and determine the most effective means to maintain ecosystem resilience.
Krasnow, K., T. Schoennagel, T.T. Veblen. 2009. Forest fuel mapping and evaluation of LANDFIRE fuel maps in Boulder County, Colorado, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 257, 1603-1612.
- Baker - Bidwell Research Fellowship 2011
- Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor 2009-2010
- Aspen restoration and monitoring research grant - Bureau of Land Management - 2010
- Chancellors Fellowship - University of Colorado, Boulder - 2005
- Leadership and Professional Development Grant - San Francisco Education Fund - 2004
- ESPM C11 - Americans and the Global Forest
- ESPM 78A - Teaching Environmental Science
- ESPM 181A - Wildland Fire Science