Teresa Nettleton Hollingsworth is a research ecologist for the USDA Forest Service PNW Research Station and an affiliate assistant professor for the schoool of Natural Resources and Agricultural Science and the Department of Bilogy and Wildlife at the University of Alaska. Teresa is a senior investigator with the BNZ LTER site. Teresa’s work with LTER focuses on the long-term vegetation datasets and monitoring understory vegetation change over time. She is broadly interested in landscape ecology, vegetation ecology, plant community ecology, and statistical applications in ecology. This includes understanding environmental gradients associated with changes in species composition and vegetation change over time as it relates to succession, disturbance, and potential changes in climate. Her interests includes vegetation mapping of BNZ and CPCRW at larger spatial scales of interior Alaska, and vegetation community recovery after a fire. In particular, the role of pre-fire plant community composition to post-fire recovery and the role that nonvascular plants, shrubs and forbs play in determining successional trajectories.