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Tyler Hoecker, 2021-2022 CAP Fellow

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Tyler Hoecker is a member of the inaugural 2021-2022 "Future of Fire" cohort in the CASC Network Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellows Program. He is working with the Northwest CASC at the University of Montana, where his research is focused on identifying where and why forests are vulnerable to fire-driven transformations. 

Tyler earned his M.S. from the University of Montana and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work explores how wildfires act as local catalysts for global environmental change using field experiments, observational studies, data science and process-based simulation modeling. His dissertation investigated interactions between short-interval fires and topographic position on post-fire regeneration, consequences of forest change for wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone, and shifts in tree composition after recent fires in Glacier National Park. Tyler’s interest in science stems from a passion for exploring and understanding undeveloped landscapes.


Photo courtesy of Tyler Hoecker.

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