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Amy Brunner

Associate Professor
448 Latham Hall (0324)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

TPS Symposium Co-Organizer 2019

Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Dr. Brunner's primary research seeks to identify poplar regulatory genes that act as major genetic control points for tree growth, development and responses to the environment, and demonstrate how this information can be used to produce trees with modified qualities important to carbon sequestration, such as root and shoot architecture, root-shoot biomass ratio, and cell wall chemistry.

Research Interests

Genomics of tree development, ecophysiology and adaptation; molecular genetics of tree maturation, flowering and crown architecture; epigenetic mechanisms and small RNAs in trees; long-distance signaling in trees