September 10, 2015

Vitae

Education

Oregon State University, Corvallis                                                                            May 2021
PhD in Plant Pathology

Oregon State University, Corvallis                                                                            December 2017
Master of Science in Sustainable Forest Management

University of Tennessee, Knoxville                                                                           May 2015
Bachelor of Science in Forest Resource Management

University of South Florida, Tampa                                                                          December 2007
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Publications

Kiser, J., Daniels, H., Scrivani, J. 2019. Isolation of endophytic fungi from Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) foliage with bioprospecting potential for natural pharmaceuticals. Current Trends in Forest Research. Link HERE

Kerio, S., Daniels, H., Gomez-Gollego, M., Tabima, J., Lenz, R., Sondreli, K., Grunwald, N., Williams, N., McDougal, R., LeBoldus, J. 2019. From genomes to forest management – tackling invasive Phytophthora species in the era of genomics. Can J Plant Pathol. Link HERE

Daniels, H., Cappellazzi, J., and Kiser, J. 2018. Microbiome Diversity of Endophytic Fungi across Latitudinal Gradients in West Coast Douglas-Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Foliage. J. Biodivers. Manage. Forestry 7(3). doi:10.4172/2327-4417.1000203. Link HERE

Daniels, H.A. 2017. Phylogenetic Identification of Pathogenic and Endophytic Fungal Populations in West  Coast Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Foliage. Oregon State University. Link HERE

Kiser, J.D., Daniels, D.A., and Temesgen, H. 2017. Growth response of coastal Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii [Mirbel] Franco) in western Oregon following mechanical commercial thinning damage. Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences (MCFNS) 9(1): 22-29 (8). Link HERE

Daniels, D., Nix, K., Wadl, P., Vito, L., Wiggins, G., Windham, M., Ownley, B., Lambdin, P., Grant, J., and Merten, P. 2016. Thousand cankers disease complex: A forest health issue that threatens Juglans species across the US. Forests 7(11): 260. Link HERE

Daniels, D.A., Lord, R.J., Wadl, P.A., Nix, K.A., Vito, L.M., Merten, P.R., Windham, M.T., Lambdin, P.L., Grant, J.F., and Wiggins, G.J. 2014. To the vector go the spoils: Identifying fungal pathogens associated with walnut twig beetle, a vector of thousand cankers disease complex. In Phytopathology. pp. 30–30.

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Research

“Sudden Oak Death in Southwest Oregon and Beyond”
PhD Dissertation, Oregon State University,
Research Advisor: Jared LeBoldus, PhD, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management.

Please visit this page for more detail.

“Phylogenetic identification of pathogenic and endophytic fungal populations in west coast Douglas-fir foliage”
Masters Thesis, Oregon State University,
Research Advisor: J. Kiser, PhD, Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management.

Please visit this page for more detail.

Selected Work Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
August 2015 to Present

FE 111: Introduction to Forestry. Teaching assistant for online course with 40-50 students.
FE 208: Forest Surveying. Teaching assistant for course with 3-40 students.
FE 257: GIS and Forest Engineering Applications.  I lead 2 computer lab sections each with 30 students.
FE 310: Forest Route Surveying. Teaching assistant for course with 15-25 students.
FE 312: Forestry Field School. Teaching assistant for two-week intensive course with 30-50 students.
BOT 413/513: Forest Pathology. Teaching assistant for course with 40-50 students.

Science Writer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
January 2014 to June 2014

National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) science writing internship. Operated in a mission-driven environment, developing, writing, and placing stories to advance the interests of ORNL computing complex. Conducted interviews with scientists, researched scientific topics relating to high performance computing, and developed feature articles and press releases for both web and print.

Undergraduate Research Assistant
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
February 2013 to April 2014

Worked on Thousand Cankers Disease complex in native black walnut populations in the southeastern U.S. Assisted in research related to Geosmithia morbida and Pityophthorous juglandis. Performed fieldwork, sample preparation, and identification of both wood boring beetles and fungal pathogens occurring on black walnuts. Additional responsibilities included training new student workers in appropriate lab protocol, including autoclave operation, pipette use, and other activities performed in the lab. Performed DNA isolation, PCR amplification, and QIaxcel data analyses for independent research as well as lab-directed research. Proofread articles and grants, and created maps for publication purposes using ArcView.

 

Other Work Experience

Volunteer
National Park Service: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
July 2010 to July 2015

Worked at Clingmans Dome Visitor Center providing information to park guests relating to species identification, invasive exotic species, directions to trails and facilities, and history of the National Park. Patrolled the trail area to answer questions and provide assistance in the case of a medical emergency. Main goals were education and outreach due to lack of Park Ranger presence in the area.

Student Success Mentor
Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Knoxville, TN
January 2011 to December 2012

Helped students one-on-one find the resources they need to succeed in school. Created and published monthly newsletter to be posted on campus. Assisted the campus Dean and Student Success Coordinator to provide information to students.

Presentations

Oral Presentations

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 07.02.09 Working Party, October 2019, Sardinia, Italy

66th Annual Western International Forest Disease Work Conference, June 2019, Estes Park, CO

7th Sudden Oak Death Science and Management Symposium, June 2019, San Francisco, CA

Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative 2017 Annual Meeting, November 2017, Corvallis, OR

Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative 2016 Annual Meeting, November 2016, Corvallis, OR

64th Annual Western International Forest Disease Work Conference, May 2016, Sitka, AK

63th Annual Western International Forest Disease Work Conference, May 2015, Newport, OR

Poster presentations

Field seminar in temperate forests around Mt. Fuji. September 2017, Shizuoka University, Japan

American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, August 2016, Tampa, FL

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 07.02.02 Working Party, May 2017, Niagara Falls, Ontario

64th Annual Western International Forest Disease Work Conference, May 2016, Sitka, AK

4th Annual OSU College of Forestry Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium, April 2016, Corvallis, OR

3rd Annual Oregon State University (OSU) Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Spring Conference, April 2016, Corvallis, OR

Honors  and Awards

Awarded 2015 Service Medallion for logging more than 100 hours of community service, University of Tennessee Center for Leadership and Service.

Awarded 2014 “Outstanding Senior in the Forestry Program,” University of Tennessee.

See more on my awards page.

 

Membership and Service

Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership honor society
Gamma Sigma Delta, international honor society of agriculture
Xi Sigma Pi, international honor society of forestry and related sciences
Charter Member, Oregon State University Student Chapter of The George Wright Society
Co-Founder, Forest Pathology Working Group at Oregon State University
Diverse Perspectives in Forestry Group
Women in the Woods
Coalition of Graduate Employees (AFT local 6069)
— Departmental Steward (2015 – 2016)
— Contract Bargaining Committee (2016, 2018)
— Vice President of Bargaining and Grievances (2016)
Society of American Foresters
— Entomology/Pathology Working Group (2012 – Present)
— Genetics & Tree Improvement Working Group (2015 – Present)
Western International Forest Disease Work Group
— Foliage and Twig Disease Committee (2016 – Present)
American Phytopathological Society
— Graduate Student Committee (2016 – Present)
— Forest Pathology Committee (2016 – Present)
— Mycology Committee (2016-Present)