Before Berkeley, I earned my B.A. in Anthropology and Biology at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa in 2009. I was interested in archaeology, ecology, modeling, and GIS, and completed a senior project in fine-scale niche modeling of the endemic California annual, Clarkia xantiana ssp. xantiana. After undergrad, I moved to California to join the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, where I investigated the effects of fuels reduction treatments on fire behavior and effects in the Sierras. Fire modeling was new to me, but it pulled on many of my skills and was a fascinating and highly applicable field. I came to Berkeley in 2010, interested in using LiDAR to improve the input for wildfire models. I plan to use LiDAR to better describe ladder fuels that carry fire from the surface into the crown of the forest.
Collins, B.M., H.A. Kramer, K. Menning, C. Dillingham, D. Saah, P.A. Stine, and S.L. Stephens. 2013. Modeling hazardous fire potential within a completed fuel treatment network in the northern Sierra Nevada. Forest Ecology and Management 310:156–166.
Kramer, H.A., D.M Montgomery, V.M. Eckhart, and M.A. Geber. 2011. Environmental and dispersal controls of an annual plant’s distribution: how similar are patterns and apparent processes at two spatial scales? Plant Ecology 212:1887-1899.
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