Jamie Peeler

Jamie Peeler

Jamie Peeler is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Montana. She is a landscape ecologist dedicated to tackling forest conservation challenges in a more fire-prone world. Her interest in fire was originally sparked while working abroad in South Africa’s savannas. After returning to the United States, Jamie pursued research technician positions within hardwood forests in Minnesota, forested wetlands in Florida, and conifer forests in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in geography from Penn State University.

Smoke from wildfires in western Alaska turns the Anchorage sky cloudy and the setting sun, seen from Earthquake Park on the night of June 12, a glowing red. Smoke obscures the outline of the mountains on the other side of Cook Inlet. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

The West’s iconic forests are increasingly struggling to recover from wildfires

By: , and - March 6, 2023

Wildfires and severe drought are killing trees at an alarming rate across the West, and forests are struggling to recover as the planet warms. However, new research shows there are ways to improve forests’ chances of recovery – by altering how wildfires burn. In a new study, we teamed up with over 50 other fire […]