People

Bill Anderegg

Bill received his bachelors and Ph.D. from Stanford University and did a NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton University. He has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah since 2016.

Postdocs

Antoine Cabon

Antoine received his PhD in Terrestrial Ecology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, in 2020. His research aims to better understand the role of plant ecophysiology, hydraulics and biophysics in forest-climate interactions. He is currently focusing on the relationship between tree carbon assimilation and growth.

Steve Kannenberg

Steve received his PhD from Indiana University in 2018, focusing on the physiological strategies that various tree species use to cope with drought stress. Steve’s research focuses on how drought affects forests, from the scale of individual trees all the way up to the whole ecosystem. To build a holistic understanding of the impacts of drought on forest functioning, he leverages a diverse range of approaches including physiological measurements, tree ring chronologies, and eddy flux towers.

Martin Venturas

Martin received his PhD from the Program in Advanced Forest Research at Technical University of Madrid in 2013. His research focuses on plant hydraulics and forest ecophysiology. Currently, he is working on modeling how different plant functional traits affect forest responses to drought.

Graduate students

Jaycie Fickle

Jaycie received a Bachelors and a Masters from California State University, Bakersfield. She is interested in understanding plant responses to drought through interspecific and intraspecific plant variation. Particularly, she is interested in combining modeling approaches with this plant variability to strengthen predictive power for tree mortality.

Kelly Kerr

Kelly received a Bachelors from UC Davis, and a Masters from Oregon State University. Her research interests revolve around the influence of climate on forest ecosystem dynamics. She is particularly interested in using tree physiology, genetics and modelling to understand and predict tree species’ responses to the environmental stressors brought on by climate change.

Henry Todd

Henry received a Bachelors from the University of Utah. His research interests include the impacts of drought on forests and modeling of forest hydraulics and physiology in future climates.

Nicole Zenes

Nickie received a Bachelors from Princeton University. As an undergraduate, she studied the impacts of natural gas pipeline construction and restoration on water quality and vegetation recovery in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is currently interested in the role trees play in regulation of the water cycle and how that could be impact by climate change through changes in drought and species composition of forests.

Lab Alumni

Grayson Badgley, departed for postdoc at Columbia U

Xiaonan Tai, departed for Assistant Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Anna Trugman, departed for Assistant Professor at UC Santa Barbara

Kailiang Yu, departed for postdoc at LSCE