Kimberley Davis

Kimberley Davis

Kimberley Davis is a research ecologist with the USDA Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Research Station at the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab. Her research focuses primarily on understanding how the combined effects of changes in climate and changes to fire regimes affect forest resilience and the implications for forest management.

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 […]