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Ashley Miller

Graduate Student

Associated college/department:
Department of Agricultural Biology

Past education/training:
Master of Science in Tree Ecophysiology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Master of Forestry, focus in Forest Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Bachelor of Science in Botany, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Area of expertise or interest:
Ashley’s research aims to characterize and quantify aerial dispersal of the pathogenic fungus that causes white pine blister rust disease on high-elevation pine trees across the western US to aide land management strategies in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service. She further works to understand molecular interactions between the pathogen and pine host upon fungal deposition and infection in ‘climate change’ conditions, namely increased heat and drought.

Hobbies: Snowboarding, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and video games with friends. Ashley entered her grandma-era early and enjoys knitting with her cat nearby.