People / Students

Nicole Lau

As a M.S. student at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, Nicole is interested in researching how climate change is affecting the way disturbances (wildfires, bark beetles…) interact with Western U.S. forests. Nicole is currently working on comparing physiological drought tolerances of four Rocky Mountain tree species. The goal for this project is to better understand vegetation-water interactions within topographically complex watersheds. Looking into the future, Nicole hopes to work in applied forest ecology and adaptive forest management.

Originally raised in Hong Kong, Nicole is a recent transplant from the Pacific Northwest, where she earned a B.S. in Environmental Science Terrestrial Resource Management at the University of Washington. She has done field work all around Washington State, in Colorado, and in California. When she’s not measuring crispy trees, you can find her at an indie pop concert or at a pub pretending to be good at trivia.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Group(s):

  • Kueppers Lab