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Anna Trugman

University of California, Santa Barbara


Mechanisms of Forest Resilience, Projecting Forests & Fire

Anna Trugman
Anna Trugman

Dr. Anna Trugman is a forest ecologist with a multidisciplinary background in the earth sciences located in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests are centered around understanding how climate change is impacting forest health and carbon cycling.

As part of the Western Forest and Fire Resilience Collaborative, Anna is leading a team of researchers to understand the plant physiological and ecological mechanisms that underlie forest resilience to wildfire and drought disturbance in the western United States, including mechanisms that facilitate post-fire seedling recruitment and mature tree survival.

Anna received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in Geological and Environmental Sciences, and her PhD from Princeton University in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and spent two years at the University of Utah in the School of Biological sciences as a USDA NIFA postdoctoral fellow research assistant professor.

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