Working on Fire, Conservation, Land Management, and life in the American West.
Unfortunately, I am NOT able to take on new graduate students in Fall 2023.
Crystal A. Kolden
Welcome to my website! I am an Associate Professor in the Management of Complex Systems department, School of Engineering, at the University of California, Merced.
My research focuses on characterizing and understanding wildfire intersections with the human-environment system through geospatial, temporal, and mixed-methods approaches.
Click on the links above find out more about what I do! Prospective students who are interested in working with me should click on the Contacting Me page for information on my lab and opportunities.
Ph.D., Geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA, 2010
M.S., Geography, University of Nevada, Reno, 2005
A.B. cum laude, History, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1999
2020 - present Associate Professor, Management of Complex Systems, UC Merced
2017 to 2020 Associate Professor of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, University of Idaho
2011 to 2016 Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Idaho
2010 to 2011 Research Faculty, University of Idaho
2007 to 2010 Landscape Ecologist, US Geological Survey, Anchorage, AK
2004 to 2012 Associate Research Scientist, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV
2003 to 2006 Fire Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Washington Office
My full CV is available by clicking here
My Google scholar profile is here