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Amanda R. Carlson, PhD

Amanda Carlson is a Physical Research Scientist with the Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center in Denver, Colorado. Her research focuses on using spatial models of wildfire occurrence in the United States to better understand how to assess risk to homes and ecosystems.

Amanda joined the USGS in 2022. She was previously a post-doc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied spatial patterns of wildfire and buildings in the wildland-urban interface. She received her Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 2019 after completing dissertation work focused on subalpine forest regeneration following wildfire and spruce beetle outbreak in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She received an M.Sc. in GIS from the University of Edinburgh in 2013 and a B.S. in environmental sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011.