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John W. Hanna

John W. Hanna
Biological Science Lab Technician
Forest and Woodland Ecosystems
1221 South Main Street
Moscow, ID 83843
United States
Phone
208-883-2347
Current Research
My current research studies focus on the phylogeography of forest pathogens. I am involved with developing molecular methods to characterize and identify forest pathogens and endophytes. My research also includes studying the effects of climate change on the pathology and distribution of forest pathogens and their hosts.
Research Interest
My research interests reside in forest pathology.
Education
  • Washington State University, Pullman, WA, B.S., Natural Resource Management with an emphasis in Wildlife Management and a minor in Range Management, 1997
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, M.S., Forest Resources with an emphasis in Forest Pathology and Geographical Information Systems, 2005
Featured Publications
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Research Highlights

Using DNA to correctly identify destructive vs. beneficial Armillaria fungus

Year: 2017
Species of the fungal genus Armillaria are associated with forest ecosystems worldwide. Some species are destructive root disease pathogens, while others are beneficial decomposers. Correct species identification is essential when assessing their threats. RMRS scientists are using DNA-based tools to...
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