Principal Investigator

AnnaAnna Sala, PI
Division of Biological Sciences
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT, 59812
Phone: (406) 243-6009
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Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Students

Gerard Sapes

Gerard Sapés (PhD Student)
Phone: (406) 243-4460

I obtained my MS in Terrestrial Ecology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. I am broadly interested in the mechanisms driving species distribution shifts under climate change. My PhD focuses on drought-driven shifts of lower tree-lines. My goal is to understand the physiological mechanisms driving drought-induced mortality in seedlings, including the role of non-structural carbohydrates and ectomycorrhizal networks on hydraulic function under drought.

Sean Pinnell

Sean Pinnell (MS Student)
Phone: (707) 246-4797

I received my B.S. and M.S. in viticulture and enology from California State University. My past research focused on the chemical profile of wine following canopy management and water deficit treatments on Syrah vines. My interests here are broadly focused in plant defense and ecophysiology. My current research is examining conifer defense in ponderosa pine and the influence of growth defense tradeoffs following mountain pine beetle outbreaks.

Beth Roskilly PictureBeth Roskilly (MS student)
Phone: (406) 243-4460

I received my B.A. in Ecology from the University of Montana. My past and current research explores how xylem structure and physiology affect growth and longevity in conifers.

Undergraduate Students

AuroraAurora Bayless

Biology and Russian Studies Double major. University of Montana.

Lab Alumni

Raúl de la Mata (post doc; Post doc University of Alberta)

Sharon Hood (PhD, Scientist Forest Service)
Nora Lahr, PhD (post doc Texas A&M)
Jenny Gremer, PhD (Faculty UC Davis)
Eric Keeling, PhD (Faculty New Paltz University)
Kelly Hopping, Undergraduate Student (PhD CSU; post doc Standofrd)
Cameron Naficy MS (PhD University Colorado, Boulder)
Derek McKenzie PhD (Faculty, University. Alberta)
Judy Perkins, PhD (Bureau of Land Management)
Greg Peters, MS (Instructor, Missoula College, Montana)
Dawn White, MS (Faculty, Lac Courte Oreilles Community College)
John McKay, PhD (Faculty CSU)
Jason Sexton MS (Faculty UC Merced)