Credentials: PhD Student 2021 - Present
Phone: ttkeller @ wisc.edu
I am interested in the impact of disturbance and development pressures on forest ecosystems. In the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE), I study how climate change alters the predominant fire regime and how this in turn shapes forest structure, composition, and function. My work combines field studies with ecosystem modeling to generate insights that can be applied to the management of western forest ecosystems throughout the 21st century.
All my projects focus on the development of forests following wildfires. For one project, I am looking at the recovery of Nitrogen stocks following stand replacing fires in lodgepole pine forest while another project focuses on the impact of fire refugia on forest regeneration under potential future climate scenarios. One of my more artistic projects involves creating visualizations of our model outputs that show what the landscapes of the GYE will look like in a warmer future with more frequent wildfire.
Lovseth JT, Groninger JW, Ruffner CM, Bookout B, Keller T, Silcox K, Schnaitman D. 2021. Using Floristic Analysis and Dendrochronology to Plan Ecological Restoration within a Forest–Prairie Ecotone. Natural Areas Journal. 41(4):238–248. doi:10.3375/20-53
I enjoy hiking, camping, climbing, running, biking, snowboarding, photography, playing music and going to concerts, playing and watching soccer, traveling, and building stuff (woodworking, welding, etc).
433 Birge Hall
430 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706
e-mail: ttkeller @ wisc.edu