Dr. Jamie Peeler is a landscape ecologist dedicated to tackling forest conservation challenges in a more fire-prone world. Her interest in fire was originally sparked while working abroad in South Africa’s savannas. After returning to the United States, Jamie pursued research technician positions within hardwood forests in Minnesota, forested wetlands in Florida, and conifer forests in the Pacific Northwest. She experienced fire in many forms while working in these different ecosystems, including its potential to reshape forests dramatically. Her firsthand experiences ultimately inspired questions on fire, spatial pattern, and resilience that shaped her work in graduate school. In 2021, Jamie completed her PhD in Geography from Penn State University. She is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship as a NatureNet Science Fellow with The Nature Conservancy and University of Montana.