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. 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

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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

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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.



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

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Lab Alumni

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 Amish – Undergraduate (IoE Fellow and USP Award)
Taylor Simpson – Undergraduate (IoE Fellow)
Jason Roehrig – MFA Science & Natural History Filmmaking
Eric Anderson – graduate student in Microbiology and Immunology at MSU