Dr. Sarah McColl-Gausden

Research Fellow

Sarah is a fire scientist currently working as a fire risk analyst. Her current research interests include integrating fire simulation modelling with other modelling frameworks that may better consider the implications for biodiversity under changing fire regimes, including those most vulnerable to the joint threats of altered fire regimes and changing climate.

Sarah submitted her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2022. Her research focused on fire simulation modelling and the prediction of future fire regimes, including the implications of changing fire regimes on biodiversity. Sarah also has a Masters of Science degree where she used an ecological flammability model to examine how past fire shapes future fire risks.

Outside of research, Sarah loves to get outside hiking and is learning how to embroider and bake sourdough bread.