Position title: Graduate Student
Pinus is a diverse genus of conifers, with 75 species in North America alone. They are unique in their distribution, as they are typically confined to alpine regions, deserts, or fire disturbed environments. My research will focus will on how climate has driven specific physiological adaptations in Pinus, from their seeds to their needles. Much of my research will look at what traits promote drought tolerance at different life stages and how they differ between white and yellow pines.