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Derek Denney

Graduate Student
C312 Davison
Research Interests:

I am broadly interested in how plants respond to changing climates. My current research is focused on the genetic basis of local adaptation and the effects of climate change on ecophysiological traits.

Selected Publications:

Derek A Denney, M Inam Jameel, Jordan B Bemmels, Mia E Rochford, Jill T Anderson, Small spaces, big impacts: contributions of micro-environmental variation to population persistence under climate change, AoB PLANTS, Volume 12, Issue 2, April 2020, plaa005,

Denney, D.A. and Anderson, J.T. (2020), Natural history collections document biological responses to climate change. Glob Change Biol, 26: 340-342. doi:10.1111/gcb.14922


2018 - MS Plant Biology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

2011 - BS Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Of note:

2020 NIH T32 Training Grant Recipient

Articles Featuring Derek Denney

Congratulations to Derek Denney, a Plant Biology graduate student (PhD candidate) in the Anderson Lab! The highly competitive Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes students for outstanding contributions to teaching beyond their own classroom responsibilities…

Congratulations to Derek Denney, a PhD candidate in the Anderson Lab on receiving the department’s 2022 Wilbur Duncan Award!  The award recognizes an outstanding graduate student who excels in at least 2 of the 3 categories of research, teaching, and…

Congratulations to Derek Denney, ad PhD candidate in the Anderson Lab, for receiving a Bill Dahl Graduate Student Research Award from the Botanical Society of America!  Derek received funding to study the effects of changing carbon dioxide (CO2…

Major Professor

Jill Anderson

Courtesy Faculty in Plant Biology

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