Monique Rocca is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from Duke University . Her areas of expertise include fire ecology and management, forest restoration, plant community ecology, and landscape ecology. Monique studies how plant communities and landscapes change through time. Ongoing projects focus on understanding the “future forest” following pine beetle outbreaks, recent wildfire, forest thinning treatments, and climate change. Monique teaches CSU courses in wildland fire management, forest ecology and fire ecology.
Role in BANR: Investigator in Task 3 environmental impact analysis.