Carolyn is Research Ecologist in the Forest and Woodland Ecosystems Science Program (Rocky Mountain Research Station). Most of her research focuses on understanding how natural processes such as fire and bark beetles shape ecosystems, and on developing management options for introducing these processes into altered systems without severe impacts such as enhancing populations of exotic plant species. She is also a member of a multidisciplinary team exploring the use of physics-based fire models in explaining unexpected fire behavior in highly variable fuels such as forests riddled with dead trees following bark beetle outbreaks.
B.S. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
M.S. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Ph.D. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX