Nick LinkGraduate Student

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Wildfires, Climate adaptation, Community succession Michelle Mack and Xanthe Walker
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Nick Link is a PhD student in the Mack Lab co-advised by Michelle Mack and Xanthe Walker. He is interested in fire ecology at the landscape scale, and his research focuses on ecologically informed fuel treatments, their capacity to reduce wildfire risk, and downstream ecosystem impacts across Alaska and the Yukon.

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Selected publications
  1. Link, N. T., McLaughlin, D. L., Stewart, R. D., Strahm, B. D., Varner, J. M., Word, C. S., & Wurster,
    F. C. (2023). Hydrologic-Based Modelling of Burn Depth Potentials in Degraded Peat Soils.
    Hydrological Processes, 37(1), e14808.
  2. Link, N.T., , McLaughlin, D. L., Wurster, F. C., Bush N., (IN PRESS) Phragmites-Fire Feedbacks: The Influence of Fire and Disturbance-Altered Hydrology on the Abundance of Phragmites australis. Biological Invasions
  3. Boyd, M. A., Walker, X. J., Barnes, J., Celis, G., Goetz, S. J., Johnstone, J. F., Link, N. T., Melvin, A. M., Saperstein, L., Schuur, E. A. G., & Mack, M. C. (2023). Decadal Impacts of Wildfire Fuel Reduction Treatments on Ecosystem Characteristics and Fire Behavior in Alaskan Boreal Forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 546, 121347.
  4. Word, C. S., McLaughlin, D. L., Strahm, B. D., Stewart, R. D., Varner, J. M., Wurster, F. C., Amestoy, T. J., & Link, N. T. (2022). Peatland drainage alters soil structure and water retention properties: Implications for ecosystem function and management. Hydrological Processes, 36(3), e14533.