Excellence Award 2021 | Tara Hudiburg
Research and Creative Activity Excellence Award
Dr. Tara Hudiburg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences at the University of Idaho. Before coming to Idaho, she completed her Ph.D. and MS degrees in Forest Science at Oregon State University and a postdoctoral appointment in Plant Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research investigates the impacts of climate, fire and management on terrestrial biogeochemical cycling, particularly GHG implications. She uses data-model frameworks to improve and validate process-based models used for predicting future carbon cycle impacts in forest and agricultural ecosystems. She is a NSF Early Career award and PECASE recipient. Dr. Hudiburg has received over $2 million (U of I portion out of $110 million total) in federal competitive funding from NSF, DOE, USDA and the BIA. She currently mentors 3 Ph.D. students (all women) and 3 postdoctoral researchers.