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Forests: Guests (2016)

Dan Johnson

Assistant Professor in the department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, University of Idaho

Daniel Johnson, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Forestry, Rangeland and Fire Sciences at the University of Idaho. Dan received his B.S. degree in Biochemistry in 1996 and his M.S. degree in Forestry in 1999, both from North Carolina State University. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Physiological Ecology from Wake Forest University in 2006. Dan''s research interests include drought and climate change, plant physiological ecology and plant functional anatomy. Recently, Dan has been working with a team of scientists from around the world studying how plants react to stress such as drought using x-ray technology and other methods to see the inner workings of the plants.

Tara Hudiburg

Assistant Professor in the department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, University of Idaho

Tara Hudiburg, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Forestry, Rangeland and Fire Sciences at the University of Idaho. Tara earned her B.S. degree in Biology from Pacific Lutheran University in 1998, her M.S. in Forest Science in 1998 and her Ph.D. in Forest Science with an Ecology emphasis in 2008, both from Oregon State University. Tara''s research interests include ecosystem ecology, land management, climate change, ecosystem ecology and carbon cycle science. This year, Tara received a prestigious National Science Foundation Career award for her research on how forest thinning practices affect forest health and impact climate change.

Past guests for this topic include: Vicky Runnoe, Jerome Hansen.

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