Dr. Monica G.Turner
Department of Integrative Biology
University of Wisconsin
430 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Ecosystem and
Landscape Ecology Lab

Kristin BraziunasKristin Braziunas

CV (pdf)


PhD Student
MS 2016-18

Research Interests

Landscape, forest, and fire ecology; climate change effects on forest ecosystems; connections between human and ecological communities; integration of process-based modeling with remotely sensed and field data

Current Projects

For my MS, I explored the importance of abiotic versus biotic drivers of postfire stand structural variability in Northern Rockies conifers using an individual-based and process-based forest simulation model.

For my PhD research, I address the question: How will changing climate and fire regimes affect forests and human communities in western landscapes during the 21st century, and how can human communities best adapt to a future with more fire?

Selected Publications

Braziunas, K. H., W. D. Hansen, R. Seidl, W. Rammer, and M. G. Turner. 2018. Looking beyond the mean: Drivers of variability in postfire stand development of conifers in Greater Yellowstone. Forest Ecology and Management 430:460-471. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.08.034

Hansen, W. D., K. H. Braziunas, W. Rammer, R. Seidl, and M. G. Turner. 2018. It takes a few to tango: changing climate and fire regimes can cause regeneration failure of two subalpine conifers. Ecology DOI 10.1002/ecy.2181.

Personal Interests

Pig and lamb farming, Fire investigation, Camping and backpacking, Fishing, Volunteering, Civic engagement, Accounting

Contact Information

433 Birge Hall
430 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706
e-mail: braziunas @ wisc.edu