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Dr. Dan Johnson

Associate Professor, Tree Physiology and Forest Ecology
  • Ph.D. Biology (Plant Physiological Ecology), Wake Forest University
  • M.S. Forestry, NC State University
  • B.S. Biochemistry, NC State University
Selected Publications:

Feltrin RP, Johnson DM, Sparks AM, Adams HD, Kolden CA, Nelson AS, Smith AMS. 2020. Drought increases vulnerability of Pinus ponderosa saplings to fire-induced mortality. Fire 3, 56; doi:10.3390/fire3040056

Feltrin RP, Smith AMS, Adams HD, Kolden CA, Johnson DM. 2020. Short- and long-term effects of fire on stem hydraulics in Pinus ponderosa saplings. Plant, Cell and Environment (in press)

Miller ML, Roddy AB, Brodersen CR, McElrone AJ, Johnson DM. 2020. Anatomical and hydraulic responses to desiccation in emergent conifer seedlings. American Journal of Botany 107:1177-1188.

Halbritter A + 115 other authors, including DMJ. 2020. The handbook for standardized field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate-change experiments and observational studies. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11:22-37.

Baker KV, Tai X,Miller ML, Johnson DM. 2019. Six co-occurring conifer species in northern Idaho exhibit a continuum of hydraulic strategies during an extreme drought year. AoB Plants 11:plz056.

Rosner S, Johnson DM, Voggender K, Domec J-C. 2019. The conifer curve: fast prediction of hydraulic conductivity loss and vulnerability to cavitation. Annals of Forest Science 76:82.

McCulloh KA, Domec J-C, Johnson DM, Smith DD, Meinzer FC. 2019. A dynamic yet vulnerable pipeline: integration and coordination of hydraulic traits across whole plants. Plant, Cell and Environment 42:2789-2807.

Steady WD, Feltrin RP, Johnson DM, Sparks AM, Kolden CA, Talhelm AF, Lutz JA, Boschetti L, Hudak AT, Nelson AS, Smith AMS. 2019. The survival of Pinus ponderosa saplings to increasing levels of fire intensity and impacts on post-fire growth. Fire doi:10.3390/fire2020023

Maguire AJ, Eitel JUH, Vierling LA, Johnson DM, Griffin KL, Boelman NT, Jensen JE, Greaves HE, Meddens AJ. 2019. Terrestrial lidar scanning reveals fine-scale linkages between microstructure and photosynthetic functioning of small-stature spruce trees at the forest-tundra ecotone. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 269:157-168.

Boren EJ, Boschetti L, Johnson DM. 2019. Characterizing the variability of the structure parameter in the PROSPECT leaf optical properties model. Remote Sensing 11:1236.

Brodersen CR, Germino MJ, Johnson DM, Reinhardt K, Smith WK, Resler LM, Bader M, Sala A, Kueppers LM, Broll G, Cairns DM, Holtmeier F, Wieser G. 2019. Seedling survival at timberlines is critical to conifer mountain forest elevation and extent. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2019.00009.

Knipfer T, Reyes C, Earles JM, Berry ZC, Johnson DM, Brodersen CR, McElrone AJ. 2019. Spatiotemporal coupling of vessel cavitation and discharge of stored xylem water in a tree sapling. Plant Physiology 179: 1658-1668.

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