Assistant Professor/State Extension Specialist Christina Restaino

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Contact Info

Institution: University of Nevada, Reno

Phone: (530) 903-2552

Address: 4955 Energy Way, Reno, Nevada 89502, US

Website: https://livingwithfire.com

Research Disciplines

  • Ecology

  • Natural Resource Management

  • Wildland Fire

Research Interests

fire adapted communities, ecosystem management, ecosystem resilience, disturbance ecology

Projects

BLM Cooperative Agreement - Support for Living With Fire Program

Biography

Christina Restaino is the Director of the Living With Fire Program. She is also an Assistant Professor and Natural Resources Specialist with University of Nevada, Reno Extension, serving the state of Nevada, Great Basin, and Sierra Nevada regions. Her emphasis is on wildland fire science, forestry, and natural resource management. Her research has looked at the intersection of land management and forest resilience to fire, drought, and climate change. She has worked extensively in science outreach and communication, translating ecological principles to resource management and forest and fire policy. Christina’s work has spanned the western United States. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resource Management at UC Berkeley, her Master’s of Science and Doctorate in Environmental and Forest Sciences from University of Washington, and completed her postdoctoral studies at UC Davis.

Education

Christina received her Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resource Management at UC Berkeley, her Master’s of Science and Doctorate in Environmental and Forest Sciences from University of Washington, and completed her postdoctoral studies at UC Davis.