John L. Hom
Deputy Program Manager
B.S. Stanford University
M.S. San Diego State University
Ph.D. University of Alaska, Fairbanks
I started with the Forest Service in 1989 as a plant physiologist
for the Riverside Forest Fire Lab, working on interactive air pollution
stresses on forest species. Prior to the Forest Service, I had worked
on soil warming in permafrost forest ecosystems in Alaska and eucalyptus
biomass research in southern California. I have recently moved to
the NE to join the Northern Global Change Research Program as the
assistant program manager.
In the global change research program, I am developing a carbon
budget for the boreal forests of Alaska. I am currently collaborating
on nitric acid deposition research which requires physiological
and nutrient analysis to measure adaptation of trees to stress.
I am especially interested in ecosystem processes and physiological
mechanisms in which carbon and nitrogen are obtained and allocated
to forest trees under climate change conditions, including elevated
levels of ozone, drought, and carbon dioxide.
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH INTERESTS:
I would like to add remote sensing and GIS analysis capability to
monitor forest health and productivity. I am interested in large
scale experiments that can manipulate forest ecosystem processes.
I plan on continuing with global change research in the northern
latitude forest systems of Alaska and the circumpolar regions.
SUBJECT AREA INDEX:
Global change, atmospheric deposition, ecosystem processes physiology,
nutrient cycling, ecology, soils, urban forestry, ecosystem management.