Dr CHRISTINA HAZARD
A.A.S., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Crebeo Project (Soil Biodiversity) www.ucd.ie/crebeo/
MyEcoFunctioning Project (Ectomycorrhizal Genetic Diversity/Ecosystem Functioning) http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/myecofunctioning/
Ph.D., University College Dublin, Ireland, 2006-2010
M.S., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, USA, 2003-2006
B.S., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, USA, 2000-2003
A.A.S., State University of New York College of Technology at Alfred, USA, 1994-1996
Instructor, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Biological Sciences, USA, 2011
Teaching Assistant, University College Dublin, School of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Ireland, 2006-2009
Teaching Assistant, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, USA, 2001-2006
Research Assistant, State University of New York Research Foundation, USA, 2001-2005
Horticulture Technician, Decorative Plant Service, USA, 1996-1999
I am interested in the ecology and biogeography of mycorrhizal fungi, and their role in ecosystem functioning. I am also interested in the ecology and conservation of rare plants. To address research aims, I conduct field surveys, and use field & laboratory experimental approaches, in combination with molecular based techniques.
MyEcoFunctioning Project: "How intra- and interspecific diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi regulates ecosystem functioning". NERC Standard 2011-2014 (PI: Dr. David Johnson, Co-PI: Dr Andy F.S. Taylor, James Hutton Institute) - (See website for further details)
·Marie Curie fellowship (€69,220), ‘Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi root colonization process and methodological restriction of different approaches used to survey for diversity’. April 2011 (declined).
·Ph.D. Studentship Award (€28,000 annually for 3.5 years), 'CréBeo – Baseline data, response to pressures, functions and conservation of keystone micro- and macro-organisms in Irish soils'. Irish Environmental Protection Agency. April 2006.
·Grant ($3,780) from The Edna Baily Sussman Fund, ‘The role of ectomycorrhizal interactions in pinedrops (Pterospora andromedea) distribution and rarity in the Northeastern United States’. June 2004.
- Biology for Undergraduates BI1006
- Contribute to Plant Ecology PL3804, PL5001
- Contribute to Environmental Microbiology & Biotechnology EV5303
Hazard C., Gosling P., van der Gast C., Mitchell D.T., Doohan F.M., Bending G.D. 2012. The role of local environment and geographical distance in determining community composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi at the landscape scale. Accepted Sept. 12, 2012: ISME Journal
Hazard C., Lilleskov E.A., Horton T.R. 2012. Is rarity of pinedrops (Pterospora andromedea) in eastern North America linked to rarity of its unique fungal symbiont? Mycorrhiza 22: 393-402.
Keith A., Boots B., Hazard C., Niechoj R., Arroyo J., Bolger T., Breen J., Clipson N., Doohan F.M., Griffin C.T., Schmidt O. 2012. Cross-taxa congruence, indicators and environmental drivers in soils under agricultural and extensive land management. European Journal of Soil Biology 49: 55-62.
Schmidt O., Keith A.M., Arroyo J., Bolger T., Boots B., Breen J., Clipson N., Doohan F.M., Griffin C.T. Hazard C., Niechoj R. 2010. CréBeo – Baseline data, response to pressures, functions and conservation of keystone micro- and macro-organisms in Irish soils. Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland.
Kelsall N., Hazard C., Leopold D.J. 2004. Influence of climate factors on demographic changes in New York population of the federally-listed Phyllitis scolopendium (L.) Newm. var. americana. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 13: 161-168.
Selected Conference Papers & Presentations
Hazard C., Gosling P., van der Gast C.J., Mitchell D.T., Doohan F.M., Bending G.D. Role of local environment and geographical distance in determining community composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi at the landscape scale. Oral Presentation. 7th International Conference on Mycorrhizal Fungi, New Delhi, India, January 2013.
Hazard C., Kruitbos L., Alexander I., Anderson A.C., Taylor A.F.S., Johnson D. The importance of intra- and interspecific diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi on ecosystem functioning. Poster Presentation. University of Aberdeen IBES Research Day, December 2012.
Hazard C. Distribution and Diversity of Mycorrhizal Fungi. Oral Presentation. Plant & Soil Interactions Seminar, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK, February 2012.
Hazard C., Keith A., Boots B., Doohan F., Bending G.D., Clipson N., Schmidt O. Does short-term application of biosolids to agriculture land effect the biodiversity of soil micro-organisms? Oral Presentation. Satellite Workshop ‘Soil Biodiversity Research in Ireland and Britain’ at the joint BSSS-SSSI meeting in Johnstown Castle, Ireland, September 2009.
Keith A.M., Boots B., Hazard C., Niechoj R., Clipson N., Mitchell D., Breen J., Griffin C.T., Curry J., Bolger T., Schmidt O. CréBeo: The diversity and indicator value of soil micro- and macro-organisms in Irish soils. Poster Presentation. Joint EURECO-GFOE meeting in Leipzig, Germany, June 2008.
Hazard C., Mitchell D.T., Doohan F., Bending G.D. The diversity of mycorrhizal fungi in different land uses and soil types in Ireland. Oral Presentation. ENVIRON meeting in Carlow, Ireland, January 2007.
Hazard C., Horton T.R., Leopold D.J., Lilleskov E.A. Mycorrhizal ecology of pinedrops (Pterospora andromedea) in the Northeastern United States: is the plant rare because the fungus is rare? Oral Presentation. Inoculum vol. 56(4) p24. Joint MSA-MSJ meeting in Hilo, Hawaii, August 2005.
International Mycorrhiza Society
Society for Conservation Biology
National Science Teachers Association
The Society for College Science Teachers
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