People

Current Lab Members

Assistant Professor Jia Hu – Principal Investigator

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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.

Email: jiahu@email.arizona.edu

Phone:  +1 (520) 621-1062

Office: N229, ENR2

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Yuriko Yano, PhD – Research Assistant Professor

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Dr Yano is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University. Her expertise include soil ecology and biogeochemistry.

 

 

Email:yuriko.yano@gmail.com

Paul Szejner, PhD – Postdoctoral Researcher

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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.

Email: pszejner@gmail.com

 

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.

 

Email: kinzie.bailey@gmail.com

 

 

Brandon Strange – PhD student

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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.

Email: bstrange@email.arizona.edu

 

 

 

Maquelle Garcia – Visiting PhD student

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lab Alumni

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Justin Martin – PhD graduate, currently a postdoc with the Norther Rockies USGS
Claire Qubain – MS graduate
Timothy Clute – MS graduate
Nate Looker – MS graduate, currently pursuing a PhD at University of Minnesota
Sara Nerby – Undergraduate (Hopa Science Award)
Corinne Moss – Undergraduate (USP Award)
Sara Amish – Undergraduate (IoE Fellow and USP Award)
Taylor Simpson – Undergraduate (IoE Fellow and USP Award)
Jason Roehrig – MFA Science & Natural History Filmmaking
Eric Anderson – graduate student in Microbiology and Immunology at MSU