Samantha Faulstich

University of Nevada, Reno
2020-2021 Fellow
PhD Candidate

Why are you applying for the NRWD? "My current research involves understanding the health effects of wildfires and prescribed burns in the Reno, Nevada area. Wildfires are landscape-scale disturbances that have significant impacts on humans as well as the land." 
What do you hope to gain? "By being able to work with others who are also researching disruptions of the land and how to adjust management after those disruptions, I would be able to ensure that my research will be as useful as possible. Incorporating the expertise of other researchers in my own research ensures that what I’m doing is useful and relevant."