Savannah uses remote sensing to understand the spatio-temporal relationship between human development and wildfire in sagebrush ecosystems.
Advisor: Dr. Megan E. Cattau
Education BS Biology, Zoology emphasis; Boise State University
Awards/Honors/Grants Graduate Fellow Research Award, Remote Opportunities for Authentic Research (ROAR) (2020) Student Authentic Research Experience (SARE) fellow (2020) Undergraduate Research fellowship through Dr.Jennifer Forbey, Boise State University (2020)
In the Cattau lab, Savannah mentors a team of undergraduate students in analyzing wildfire dynamics from a social-ecological perspective. She uses geospatial techniques on large scale datasets to develop a multilayered understanding of the drivers and exposure to fire hazards in the Snake River Plan.
Savannah is interested in researching: disturbance ecology, ecosystem restoration, wildlife conservation, decision-making, population ecology, veterinary medicine, animal behavior and animal physiology and nutrition.