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Jane Smith

USDA Forest Service
Pacific Northwest Research Station
3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: (541) 750-7387
Fax: (541) 750-7329
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Official position at address above: Research Botanist
Educational Institutions attended: 2004, PhD, Botany & Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
1993, MS, Forest Ecology, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
1982, BA, Botany, Humboldt State University, Arcata CA
Roles/Affiliations: Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
Courtesy Faculty, Dept. of Forest Science, Oregon State University
Editorial board member for Applied Soil Ecology
General Interests: Impacts of fire and disturbance on soil microbes
Microbial interactions with native and non-native invasive plant species
Biological and functional diversity of forest fungi
Influence of old-growth legacy on forest fungal diversity
Current Research Projects/Activities: Impacts of post-fire salvage logging and wildfire burn intensity on soil productivity and forest recovery
Invasive plant species and soil microbial response to wildfire burn severity


Parks, Noreen with Laurel A. Kluber and Jane E. Smith. 2014. Nutritional Hotspots and the Secret Life of Forests Science Findings 161. Portland, OR: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Services, Pacific Northwest Research Station; Issue 161. 6 p. (Pub No: 4856)
Kluber, Laurel A.; Smith, Jane E.; Myrold, David D. 2011. Distinctive fungal and bacterial communities are associated with mats formed by ectomycorrhizal fungi. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43: 1042-1050. (Pub No: 4684)

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Hometown: Whittier, California
Personal Interests: hiking, biking, wine-making