Amanda Boutz

Amanda completed her bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of New Mexico in 2010. Her current research addresses how pinon alters its aboveground allometric relationships, leaf area and leaf retention in response to rainfall extremes.

Adam Collins

Adam completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Montana. After working as a research technician and lecturer in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and British Columbia, Adam joined Nate McDowell's group at Los Alamos National Lab. He joined the lab in Fall 2011 and his master's research will focus on the responses of pinon and juniper in an open-top climate manipulation experiment at LANL.

Turin Dickman

Turin completed her undergraduate degree at Lewis and Clark College. She has worked at Los Alamos National Lab with Nate McDowell since 2009. Her master's research will address the responses of pinon and juniper in an open-top climate manipulation experiment at LANL.

Patrick Hudson

Patrick completed masters degrees at University of Nebraska - Omaha (paleobotany) and the University of Tennessee - Knoxville (physiological ecology) before joining the lab in summer 2010. Patrick's dissertation project is evaluating the hydraulic responses of pinon and juniper to rainfall extremes.