Former Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Scholars in Vegetation Dynamics

Airey, Catherine. 2012. Fire and the persistence and decline of montane chaparral in mixed-conifer forests in the southern Cascades, Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA, M.Sc. Ecology. Currently PhD candidate in the Geography Department at Penn State.

Arabas, Karen. Ph.D. 1997. Fire and vegetation dynamics in the eastern serpentine barrens. Currently Associate Professor of Geography, Willamette University

Beaty, Matthew. M.Sc.1998. Spatial and temporal variation in fire regimes and forest dynamics along a montane forest gradient in the southern Cascades, California. M.Sc.

Beaty, Matthew. Ph.D. 2004. Multiscale analysis of fire regimes and forest structure in mixed conifer forests in the Lake Tahoe Basin, California, USA. Currently post-doctoral research fellow CSIRO Urban Ecosystems

Bekker, Matthew. M.Sc. 1996. Fire History of the Thousand Lakes Wilderness, Lassen National Forest. Currently Assistant Professor of Geography, Brigham Young University.

Dando, William. M.Sc. 1996. Reconstruction of presettlement forests of northeastern Pennsylvania using original land survey records. Geography, Supervisor.

Gill, Lisa. 2007 Spatial and temporal variation in fire regimes along a mixed conifer forest gradient in the northern Sierra Nevada, California, USA. M.Sc. Currently, Park Ranger, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Boulder, Colorado

Gross, W. 2013 LagMap a web-based too to explore spatial and temporal lags in paleo-fire -climate relationships. MS Geographic Information Science. Currently Group Computer Operations Coordinator NOAA Paleoclimatology Program

Guarin, Alejandro. M.Sc. 2003. The influence of climate and topography on forest dieback in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Currently Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Berkeley.

Kluber, Jen. M.Sc. 2000. Twentieth Century Vegetation Change in Chircahua National Monument, Cochise County, Arizona.

Ko, DongWook. M.Sc. 2001. The regeneration status of quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) in the Lake Tahoe Basin, California and Nevada. Currently post-doctoral research fellow, University of Nevada, Reno.

Mares, Christine. M.Sc. 2003. Effects of three fuel treatments on forest fuels and fire effects in a ponderosa pine forest in northeastern, California. Firewise Education Program,University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

Maxwell, R. Stockton. Post-Doctoral Scholar. Currently Assistant Professor in Geospatial Science at Radford University

Metz, J. 2012 Fire disturbance and structure of an old-growth Jeffry pine forest in Lassen Volcanic National Park, M.Sc. Geography. Currently Instructor of Physical Geography, West Point United States Military Academy.

Mills, Helen. M.Sc. 2002. Structural and compositional change in vegetation in Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona, Cochise County Arizona. Currently, Ph.D. candidate Yale School of Forestry.

Mwangi, Margaret. 2012 Effects of drought on nomadic pastoralism:  impacts and adaptiona among the Maasai of Kajiado district, Kenya. Ph.D., Geography. Currently, Instructor Department of African and African American Studies, Penn State

Nagel, Tom. 2002. Montane chaparral and high severity fire in mixed conifer forests of the Lake Tahoe Basin, California, USA. M.Sc. Currently, Young Scientist Program, University of Ljubljana, Department of Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources, Ljubljana Slovenia

Naito, Adam. M.Sc. 2009. Twentieth century vegetation changes and wildlife habitat suitability in the Eagle Lake Ranger District, Lassen National Forest, California, USA. Currently, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography, Texas A & M Univeristy.

Norman, Stephen P. Ph.D. 2002. Legacies of anthropogenic and climate change in fire prone pine and mixed conifer forests of northeastern California. Currently, research ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.

Pierce, Andrew. 2007 Spatial patterns of regeneration and interspecific competition in mixed aspen-white fir forests in the northern Sierra Nevada, USA. M.Sc.  

Pierce, Andrew. 2011. Using neutral models to evaluate the effects of topography on landscape patterns of fire severity:  a case study of Lassen Volcanic National Park, Ph.D., Geography. Currently post-doc with the Institute of Pacific Forestry and the University of Hawaii.

Sakulich, John. M.Sc. 2004. Fire regimes and forest structure in mixed conifer forests in the Guadalupe Mountains, Texas. Research Assistant, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Tree Ring Research Laboratory.

Schmidt, David. M.Sc. 2005. The influence of stand and landscape-level fuel treatment type and arrangement on simulated fire behavior in mixed conifer forests of northern California. Currently, Fire Ecologist, Nature Conservancy and USDA Forest Service, Region 5 (California).

Scholl, Andrew. M.Sc. 1999. The structure and dynamics of old-growth red fir (Abies magnifica A. Murr.)-western white pine (Pinus monticola Dougl. Ex D. Don), in the Carson Range, Nevada.

Scholl, Andrew. 2008 Understanding mixed conifer forests in Yosemite National Park: an historical analysis of fire regimes and vegetation dynamics. Ph.D. Currently Assistant Professor of Geography, Wittenberg University

Solem, Michael. M.Sc. 1995. Fire History of the Caribou Wilderness, Lassen National Forest, California. Currently, Director of Educational Affairs, Association of American Geographers.

Trouet, Valerie. post-doctoral research associate on fire-climate interactions in the Mediterranean climate areas of California, Southern Oregon and Western Nevada. (Ph.D. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven). Currently, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Tree Ring Research, University of Arizona.

Vandervlugt.  Amy.  Estimating changes in fire behavior and forest structure through a comparison of pre-fire suppression and contemporary forest conditions in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Currently, research assistant and environmental education coordinator, Chicago Museum of Natural History.

Wall, Alyss. M.Sc. 1998. Predicting Climate From Tree Ring Data: A Comparison of Linear Regression and Neural Network Methodologies. Geography, Supervisor.

Wasser, L. 2012. Characterizing Riparian Buffer Structure, Composition & Spatial Configuration: A comparison of Leaf-Off and Leaf-On LiDAR and Spectral Remote Sensing Techniques, Ph.D., Ecology. Currently Senior Science Educator, NEON.