As an ecohydrologist, my research centers on examining the intricate interplay among water/energy/carbon fluxes and ecological processes. At UNM, I am dedicated to exploring the enduring consequences of climate change on the western forests. Specifically, my focus lies in predicting how changes in species composition and biomass affect the likelihood and patterns of forest disturbance (e.g., fire, insects). This research is crucial for comprehending the extent and intensity of future disturbances in our forests. I am also interested in understanding how these disturbances impact the hydrological and ecosystem functions of southwestern forests. This knowledge is essential for formulating effective forest management strategies that align with the ongoing challenges posed by climate change. These research ideas were sparked during my postdoctoral work at the University of Colorado Boulder, where I explored the potential of new remote sensing products for quantifying changes in forest ecosystems.