Chance Callahan

Chance Callahan
Advisor: 
Harold Zald

I'm a Californian that enjoys exploring our natural world and attempting to understand the ecological functions that take place within it. When I am not working in the Forest Measurements & Ecology Lab I try to spend as much time as possible running around our local mountains and forests. I graduated from Humboldt State University in spring 2017 with a B.S. degree in Forestry (Hydrology). During that time, I gained experience in the field by working with the U.S. Forest Service as a field technician during the summers and realized I wanted to know more about forests in the Sierra Nevada mountains. My research is focused on Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forests responses to forest thinning and burning treatments. Particularly, using tree-rings to understand how forest management strategies affect trees resistance to drought stress