Kim Davis is a Research Scientist at the University of Montana. She is a plant and fire ecologist who is currently studying how changes to climate and fire regimes will affect conifer forests of the western US. Specifically, she has focused on understanding climate limitations to post-fire ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir regeneration and assessing forest vulnerability to vegetation shifts following fire. She is currently working on expanding this work to other species and regions, and on developing tools and products to translate this science to management applications. Kim also has a background studying invasive plants and their interactions with fire. She earned her PhD in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from Montana State University and her BA in Biology from Williams College.