Erica is a quantitative ecologist interested in bringing together novel modelling methods to help solve complex policy and management decisions. Erica completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2020 which focused on simulating the impacts of policy decisions on threatened species persistence. Since completing her PhD, she has become increasingly interested in applying these methods to help inform risk-based decision making. Working within FLARE, Erica is modelling fire risk using various tools to better estimate fire risk across a range of landscapes. Her current projects estimate fire risk under current and future climate change scenarios and model potential management options for reducing risk to biodiversity and assets. Outside of work Erica is an avid hiker, crochet novice, and amateur circus artist, training on aerial silks and aerial hoop a couple of evenings a week.