Rachel Loehman is a Research Scientist with the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science program at the Missoula Fire Lab. Rachel holds a Ph.D. in Forestry from the University of Montana, a Master’s degree in Biogeography from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from the University of New Mexico. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Montana in the Department of Geography and collaborates with researchers at Montana Tech on projects involving modeling the effects of climate and ecosystem variability on emerging diseases.
Rachel’s research interests include ecosystem modeling; modeling and mapping climate change effects on ecosystem patterns and processes; climate-fire interactions; landscape carbon dynamics; fire and forest history; and climate change policy and education.
Current research project:
FireBGCv2 ecosystem process modeling