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Ashley Hawkins

Contact: aehawkins'at'ucdavis.edu

Ashley with Bridgeoporus nobilissimus
Ashley with Bridgeoporus nobilissimus

I am a PhD student in the Plant Pathology Department. My research is on native forest pathogens of old-growth mixed-conifer forests in the Sierra Nevada.  I am interested in understanding how pathogens interact and impact natural forest systems by altering species composition, stand structure, diversity, and regeneration.  I am also interested in fungal biology, ecology, and systematics.

I joined the Rizzo lab in 2010, first doing fieldwork on Sudden Oak Death in Big Sur, CA, followed by a lab technician position working on stream monitoring for Phytophthora ramorum across its range in CA.

 

Publications/Presentations:
Ashley with Fomitopsis officinalis
Ashley with Fomitopsis officinalis

Hawkins AE, Henkel TW. 2011. Native forest pathogens facilitate persistence of Douglas-fir in old-growth forests of Northwestern California. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41: 1256-1266. 

Hawkins AE. 2011. Forest Pathogen Dynamics in Old-Growth White fir/Douglas-fir Forests of Northwestern California.  California Forest Pest Council Annual Meeting, McClellan, CA (invited presentation).

Hawkins A, Henkel TW. 2010. Native fungal pathogens influence succession in old-growth conifer forests of California, USA. IX International Mycology Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland (poster).

Hawkins A, Henkel TW. 2009. Native forest pathogens may facilitate persistence of Douglas fir in late-seral Abies concolor/Pseudotsuga menziesii forests in Northern California. Mycological Society of America (MSA) Annual Meeting, Snowmass, Utah (presentation).

 

Education:

Degree
Institution
Year
Specialization
B.S.
Humboldt State University, CA
2006
Botany
M.A.
Humboldt State University, CA
2009
Biology
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