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My research focuses on natural and anthropogenic influences on forest tree dynamics, genetic structure, and adaptations in western montane ecosystems. We are working on identifying key environmental influences (climate, soil properties, geology, physiognomy, biotic interactions, and geography) on adaptive plant traits (e.g., disease resistance, water-use efficiency, phenology, resource allocation patterns, and growth) to determine quantitative relationships between environmental influences and forest tree adaptations as well as responses to pathogens, insects, and drought across montane landscapes. Our research group is also actively engaged in resource and genetic conservation of North American white pine species Pinus albicaulis, Pinus balfouriana, Pinus flexilis, Pinus lambertiana, Pinus longaeva, and Pinus monticola. Read more about Patricia's research regarding white pines and white pine blister rust.
|B.S.||University of Hampshire, Durham||1991||Botany|
|M.S.||Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff||1995||Biology|
|Ph.D.||University of California, Davis||2000||Ecology|