Congratulations to Melanie Colavito, who passed her dissertation defense for her work titled, The Role of Science in Collaborative Forest Managment. Her committee consisted of Gary Christopherson, Connie Woodhouse, Steve Yool, and Keiron Bailey.
Melanie has also accepted a post-doctoral position at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks with the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy and the Alaska Fire Science Consortium. She'll be researching how effective boundary organizations have been at translating and communicating science for decision-making.
Way to go!