Office: NR 218


Selected publications:




Theodore Chamberlain Scholarship in Earth and Marine Resources



GTA for NR 130 Global Environmental Systems, NR 150 Oceanography, and NR 370 Coastal Environmental Ecology

Karissa Courtney

Master's student

Karissa earned her B.S. in Ecology from Seattle Pacific University where she studied the mechanisms behind the rate of growth and development of an island population of black-tailed deer located in the San Juan Islands. In her time between undergrad and masters, she spent a lot of time working with Boulder County Parks and Open Space as a wildlife monitor and data collector. She is now pursuing her Masters in Natural Resource Stewardship with a focus in Ecological Restoration and has a Graduate Teaching Assistantship with Dr. Ursula Quillmann. Her time is divided between working for a wildfire policy project under Dr. Jon Salerno and working for Dr. Mark Pachke in the Restoration Ecology Lab. This past summer she was also a team member for the Colorado Node of the NASA DEVELOP National Program where she mapped an invasive riparian species in Wyoming and Montana. She also enjoys spending her free time cooking, rock climbing, running, hiking, and making kombucha.

BLM Fire and Aviation Photo Contest 2020
Category Fuels Management and Prescribed Fire
Photo by: Mark Thonhoff, BLM
Upper Bille's Aspen Prescribed Fire, Pinedale, Wyoming 2012