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Jason Holliday


Assistant Professor

Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

The defining goal of Dr. Jason Holliday's research is to explain the genetic determinants of complex adaptive traits using genotype-phenotype association studies and landscape genomics using 'next gen' sequencing of large, diverse tree populations, which are grown in common environments and measured for a variety of adaptive traits, including timing of growth and dormancy transitions, tolerance to temperature extremes and drought hardiness. 

His goal is to obtain a  better understanding of the genomic underpinnings of complex adaptive traits facilitates predictions of carbon sequestration in future forests in order to enhance the adaptive potential of local populations through conservation of ecologically-relevant genetic variation and facilitate sustainable production of wood biomass through genome-enabled breeding. 

Research Interests

Biomass, landscape genomics, genome-enabled breeding, evolutionary ecology,