About Sarah

A central challenge for foresters is understanding how forests will respond to global change and what actions managers can take to mitigate and adapt to these anticipated changes. To address this need, research in my lab group integrates fine-scale mechanisms with broad-scale patterns and processes to understand the causes and consequences of forest disturbance in the context of environmental variability. We merge techniques from ecology (e.g., field surveys, experiments, and simulation modeling) and geography (e.g., GIS, remote sensing, and dendrochronology) and work across spatial scales from the individual to the globe.

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  • disturbances
  • forest ecology
  • silviculture
  • biogeography
  • global change


Ph.D., Geography - University of Colorado
Boulder, CO, 2014

M.S., Geography - University of Victoria
Victoria, BC, 2009

B.S., Environmental Science - Mount Allison University
Sackville, NB, 2007