Erin Hanan


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Erin Hanan

Assistant Professor

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 186
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  Nevada   89557

Office: (775) 682-8147
Email: ehanan@unr.edu
Building: Max Fleischmann Agriculture,  Office 239B
Personal Web: https://erinhanan.com/

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EDUCATION
B.S. University of Southern California, 2004
M.S. Florida International University, 2008
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH INTEREST

I study interactions among plant, soil, and hydrologic processes in terrestrial systems. Disturbances such as wildfire, insect outbreaks, and forest clearing, play an important role in these dynamics, and in many ecosystems, disturbance events are becoming more frequent and severe in response to climate change and growing human populations. I use process-based models, remote sensing, and empirical analysis to answer questions about how climate change will affect future disturbance regimes, how these shifts will alter biogeochemical and ecohydrologic processes, and how we can mitigate the effects of climate change through management.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Journals
Responses and recovery of a chaparral watershed following wildfire. Goodridge, B., Hanan, E., Wetherley, E., Aquilera, R., Chen, H., D'Antonio, C., Melack, J. 2018, Ecosystems, 21(8), 1608-1622
Accounting for disturbance history in models: using remote sensing to constrain carbon and nitrogen pool spin-up. Hanan EJ, Tague CL, Choate J, Liu M, Kolden C, Adam J 2018, Ecological Applications. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1718.
Nitrogen cycling and export in California chaparral: the role of climate in shaping ecosystem responses to fire. Hanan EJ, Tague C, Schimel JP 2017, Ecological Monographs. 87(1):76-90.
Factors regulating nitrogen retention during the early stages of recovery from fire in coastal chaparral ecosystems. Hanan EJ, D’Antonio CM, Roberts DA, Schimel JP 2016, Ecosystems 19(5): 910-926
Effects of substrate supply, pH, and char on net nitrogen mineralization and nitrification along a wildfire-structured age gradient in chaparral. Hanan EJ, Schimel JP, Dowdy K, D’Antonio CM 2016, Soil Biology and Biochemistry 95: 87-99
Multi-scaled grassland-woody plant dynamics in the heterogeneous marl prairies of the southern Everglades. Hanan EJ, Ross MS, Ruiz PL, Sah JP 2010, Ecosystems 13(8): 1256-1274
Across-scale patterning of plant-soil-water interactions surrounding tree islands in southern Everglades landscapes. Hanan EJ, Ross MS 2009, Landscape Ecology 25(3): 463-476