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Dr. Dan Johnson

Assistant Professor, Tree Physiology and Forest Ecology

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B.S. Biochemistry, NC State University
M.S. Forestry, NC State University
Ph.D. Biology (Plant Physiological Ecology), Wake Forest University
Curriculum Vitae:
DMJ2019cv.pdf (128.47 KB)
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Recent Citations:


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.

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 doi:10.1093/aobpla/plz056

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

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.

Polley HW, Johnson DM, Jackson RB. 2018. Projected drought effects on the demography of Ashe juniper populations inferred from remote measurements of tree canopies. Plant Ecology 10:1259-1267.

Sparks AM, Talhelm AF, Feltrin RP, Smith AMS, Johnson DM, Kolden CA, Boschetti L. 2018. An experimental assessment of the impact of drought and fire on western larch injury, recovery and mortality. International Journal of Wildland Fire 27:490-497.

Schwantes AM, Parolari AJ, Swenson JJ, Johnson DM, Domec J-C, Jackson RB, Pelak N, Porporato A. 2018. Accounting for landscape heterogeneity improves spatial predictions of tree vulnerability to drought. New Phytologist 220:132-146.

Johnson DM, Berry ZC, Baker KV, Smith DD, McCulloh KA, Domec J-C. 2018. Leaf hydraulic parameters are more plastic in species that experience a wider range of leaf water potentials. Functional Ecology 32:894-903.

Johnson DM, Domec J-C, Berry ZC, Schwantes AM, Woodruff DR, McCulloh KA, Polley HW, Wortemann R, Swenson JJ, Mackay DS, McDowell NG, Jackson RB. 2018. Co-occurring woody species have diverse hydraulic strategies and mortality rates during an extreme drought. Plant, Cell and Environment 41:576-588.

Sparks AM, Kolden CA, Smith AMS, Boschetti L, Johnson DM, Cochrane MA. 2018. Fire intensity impacts on post-fire response of temperate coniferous forest net primary productivity. Biogeosciences 15:1173-1183.

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