Fall 2020

Third chapter of my dissertation on the compounding effects of white pine blister rust, bark beetles, and wildfire was finally published! It’s open access, so anyone can read it here.

Historic and current blister rust infections across all long‐term monitoring plots in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Map by A. Eddy
Effects of tree size and blister rust infection on sugar pine western white pine p(mortality).
Annual mortality (gray bars) and recruitment rates (green bars) by white pine species.

Summer 2019

Class of 2019 Smith Fellows!

I am honored to join the amazing Smith Fellows 2019 cohort. This fall, I am heading to UC Davis and will work with Andrew Latimer, Connie Millar and Phil van Mantgem on whitebark pine research and conservation.

See more about the project here.

Spring 2019

We had an out-of-this-time super bloom in Southern California this year. I finally got a glimpse of what John Muir wrote about years ago before the invasive grasses outcompeted our native forbs.

Plant Love Stories featured my super bloom love story on their website. Also had fun making a video of some of the best wildflower shows I’ve ever seen!

Winter 2018

Photo won “Best Overall” at the ESPM Grad Fest

My writing piece on last summer’s research was selected and featured by the UC Berkeley Graduate Division. See the full story here!

Fall 2018

Options and Outcomes of Resilience-Based Management (RBM) under climate change.

Our paper was published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution. We discuss the importance of considering novel elements and ecosystems in resilience-based management.

Novelty is a double-edged sword.

Some novelty is critical for long-term ecosystem resilience, while novelty can also lead to undesirable outcomes, including a reduction of biodiversity and other ecosystem services.

Identifying how we embrace or reject novelty in natural resource management is becoming increasingly important in an era of global change.

CNR press release here.