Congratulations to Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Jodi N. Axelson for receiving a Agnese N. Haury Visiting Scholar Fellowship from the University of Arizona. As part of the university’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, the fellowship offers in-depth training of tree-ring analysis and promotes research collaborations with faculty, allowing recipients to further contribute to the field of dendrochronology through their work.
Axelson’s research focuses on the dynamics and relationships between insects and forests, and how insect outbreaks impact forest recovery and resilience. She uses dendrochronology, among other disciplines, to better understand these dynamics. At the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research Axelson will collaborate with Ann Lynch and Regents Professor Emeritus Tom Swetnam to conduct a landscape scale analysis of the western spruce budworm to uncover the temporal and spatial dynamics of outbreaks across much of range throughout western North America.
Read more about the fellowship here.