Current Lab Members
Assistant Professor Jia Hu – Principal Investigator
Dr. Hu is Assistant Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at University of Arizona and Affiliate Faculty at the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research. You can hear more about her journey from graduate school to her current position at: Rock Your Research.
Phone: +1 (520) 621-1062
Office: N229, ENR2
Yuriko Yano, PhD – Research Assistant Professor
Dr Yano is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University. Her expertise include soil ecology and biogeochemistry.
Paul Szejner, PhD – Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Szejner received his PhD in 2017 from University of Arizona and is currently a postdoctoral researcher. His expertise include dendrochronology, stable isotope biogeochemistry, and forestry. He is currently researching the mechanisms driving carbon and water fluxes in forested regions from seasonal to centennial time scales.
Kinzie Bailey – PhD Student
Kinzie is a PhD student who joined the lab in 2017. She is conducting a study to determine the difference in water use between juniper and willow and the effects of removal on stream water availability.
Brandon Strange – PhD student
Brandon is a PhD student who joined the lab in 2018. He is interested in applying an ecophysiological perspective to the tree ring record.
Brandon is also a HUGE fan of turkeys and until he provides me (Jia) with a nice photo of himself, this picture will have to do.
Maquelle Garcia – Visiting PhD student
Maquelle is a PhD student, visiting from the Instituto National de Pesquisas de Amazonia in Brazil. She has been examining the hydraulic traits of many trees growing in the Amazon.
Maquelle is visiting until March 2019 to learn about tree ring isotope analyses.