Emma is Research Associate who joined the CFRI team in 2017. Broadly, she is interested in the interactions between top-down landscape scale disturbance forcings, particularly drought and fire, and bottom-up land management practices, as they influence ecosystem function and processes. Recent work involves investigating the use of prescribed fire to increase overstory tree resilience to drought. Emma uses botany, dendroecology, statistical and spatial analyses, and love of natural history to fuel empirical inquiry. She holds a B.S. in Land Resources and Environmental Science from Montana State University and a M.S. in Watershed Management and Ecohydrology from University of Arizona.