User:Tara N. Jennings

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Tara N. Jennings
  • Tara N. Jennings
  • Pacific Northwest Research Station
  • USDA Forest Service
  • 3200 SW Jefferson Way
  • Corvallis, OR 97330
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I completed my undergraduate work at Oregon State University, where I helped with the research of salamanders, butterflies, and fungi. I completed an undergraduate research project looking at the affects of wildfire burn severity on ponderosa pine seedlings and their mycorrhizal fungi.

As a graduate student I looked at the affects of postfire savlage logging on soil biogeochemistry, focusing on soil bacteria. During that time, I was a crew leader on several projects as well as a Biological Sciences Tech at the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station.

I am currently a member of the Cronn Lab at the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station's Corvallis Forest Sciences Lab. This is part of the USDA's Pacific Northwest Research Station's Landscape Genetics and Ecology Team.


  • 2009, MS, Oregon State University
  • 2005, BS, Oregon State University

Research interests

  1. Soil microbial ecology
  2. Soil metagenomics
  3. Plant population genetics


Microsatellite primers for the Pacific Northwest endemic conifer Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Cupressaceae)
American Journal of Botany 2011, DOI:10.3732/ajb.1100317
Tara N. Jennings, Brian J Knaus, Scott Kolpak, Richard Cronn
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Impact of postfire logging on soil bacterial and fungal communities and soil biogeochemistry in a mixed-conifer forest in central Oregon
Plant and Soil 2011, DOI:10.1007/s11104-011-0925-5
Tara N. Jennings, Jane E. Smith, Kermit Cromack, Elizabeth W. Sulzman, Donaraye Mckay, Bruce A. Caldwell, Sarah I. Beldin
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Multiplexed microsatellite recovery using massively parallel sequencing
Molecular Ecology Resources 2011, DOI:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03033.x
Tara N. Jennings, Brian J Knaus, Thomas D. Mullens, Susan M. Haig, Richard Cronn
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