Johanna E Jensen
M.A., M. Phil.
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. Broadly, I am interested in research which seeks to understand the effect of climate change on global forests, their distributions, and their future. My current work examines Arctic treeline, or the transition zone between the Boreal Forest and Arctic Tundra in Alaska, USA and Northwest Territories, Canada. I enjoy linking field work to remote sensing tools so we may better understand this remote and extreme landscape. This work is a part of NASA's Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE). My Ph.D. advisors are Drs. Natalie Boelman and Kevin Griffin.
I gave my first oral presentation entitled "Using aerial lidar to understand the role of climate and herbivory in shaping forest demographics at the Arctic forest-tundra ecotone" at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference in Washington DC. It was great to communicate my research and meet others working in the field. We even got to go to the stellar Museum of African American History and Culture!
Received an Honorable Mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).