Rachel Malison

Link to Rachel's personal web page

Hometown: Sandpoint, Idaho
B.A.: University of Montana

MS: Idaho State University (2008)


Rachel completed her M.S. in spring 2008, working with Dr. Colden Baxter, completed her Ph.D. at the University of Montana's Flathead Lake Biological Stationin 2013, and is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. Her Master’s research at ISU focused on the effects of wildfire on linked stream-riparian food webs in the Big Creek watershed, located in the Frank Church Wilderness of central Idaho. Her work was supported by the DeVlieg Foundation, the Taylor Ranch Wilderness Field Station, and ISU. Follow the link above to visit her individual web page.

Selected Publications

Jackson, B.K., S.M.P. Sullivan, C.V. Baxter and R.L. Malison. 2015. Stream Riparian Ecosystems. Chapter 5 in The Ecological Importance of High-Severity Fire, D.A. DellaSala and C. Hanson, eds. Elsevier.

Jackson, B.K., S.M.P. Sullivan and R.L. Malison. 2012. Wildfire severity mediates fluxes of plant material and terrestrial invertebrates to mountain streams. Forest Ecology and Management 278:27-34.

Malison, R.L. and C.V. Baxter. 2010. The “fire pulse:” wildfire stimulates flux of aquatic prey to terrestrial habitats driving increases in riparian consumers. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67(3):570-579.

Malison, R.L., J. Benjamin, and and C.V. Baxter. 2010. Measuring adult insect emergence from streams: the influence of trap placement and a comparison with benthic sampling. Journal of North American Benthological Society 29(2):647–656.

Malison, R.L. and C.V. Baxter. 2010. Effects of wildfire of varying severity on benthic stream insect assemblages and emergence. Journal of North American Benthological Society 29: 647-656.

Malison, R.L. 2008. Effects of wildfire on on aquatic insect assemblages, emerging adult insects, and riparian consumers in a wilderness watershed. M.S. Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University.