Wildfires and Insects Kill Trees: with Mike Koontz
Dr. Koontz presented on: Understanding Where Wildfires and Insects Kill Trees Using Drones and Satellites
Michael is a postdoc with the Earth Lab and CIRES at the University of Colorado in Boulder working with Dr. Jennifer Balch. He is interested in how spatial patterns of vegetation structure and composition affect the resilience of forests to wildfire and bark beetle disturbance. The goal of his research is to reveal how system-wide feedbacks in disturbance-prone forests can be harnessed to guide effective management action.