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Jon Henn


My main interest is in understanding and predicting plant community responses to global changes like climate change, disturbance, and invasion. I try to answer questions using functional traits as a method to understand how plant responses to change might be mediated by their strategies and I hope that the results of my research improve our ability to manage and adapt to change in ways that promote diversity. I got to where I am because of a deep curiosity about how natural systems work. When I’m not doing science, you can find me knitting, baking, quilting, or exploring outside.

Selected publications

Henn, J. J., S. Yelenik, E. I. Damschen. 2019. Functional traits suggest mechanisms of species invasion change along environmental gradients. Oecologia. 191:2(397-409). DOI: 10.1007/s00442-019-04498-7

Ladwig, L. M., J. L. Chandler, P. W. Guiden, J. J. Henn. 2019. Extreme winter warm event causes exceptionally early bud break for many woody species. Ecosphere.10:1. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2542

Henn, J. J., B. J. Enquist, A. H. Halbritter, K. Klanderud, B. S. Maitner, L. Patterson, C. Potsch, R. Telford, Y. Yang, V. Vandvik. 2018. Intraspecific Trait Variation and Phenotypic Plasticity Mediate Alpine Plant Species Response to Climate Change. Frontiers in Plant Science. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01548

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