The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Lauren Maghran

Graduate Assistant
School of Natural Resources and the Environment

I am interested in recovery of ecosystems after fire and the different trajectories ecosystems take after fires.  With large fuel buildups from years of fire suppression, many fire-adapted ecosystems that are experiencing larger, more extreme fires.  It is unclear how, and if these ecosystems are recovering, and what influences the resilience of these systems.  For my MS thesis I am examining the vegetation changes in the Santa Catalina Mountains 10 and 11 years after the Aspen and Bullock fires.   

Before coming to the University of Arizona, I was an Environment Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. There I worked in a rural area on water quality and sanitation projects with a fisherman’s group and with a women’s group on a small business development project.