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Lee Thoresen Dickman

Turin Dickman

Phone (505) 665-4437


  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Plant ecology
  • Image analysis
  • Field studies and process experiments
  • Ecosystem dynamics
  • Carbon fluxes
  • Writing & Editing
  • Technical writing
  • Original writing (nontechnical or semitechnical)
  • Technical editing


Supporting field and laboratory experiments to evaluate climate change effects on vegetation and implications for carbon and water cycling



M.Sc. 2013, University of New Mexico, Biology (w/ distinction)

B.A. 2009, Lewis & Clark College, Biology (magna cum laude)  


LANL Positions

Research Technologist, 2014-present

Post-Masters Student, 2014

Graduate Research Assistant, 2012-2013

Contract Technician, 2010-2012

Post-Baccalaureate Intern, 2009-2010


Professional Societies

Ecological Society of America

New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering

Los Alamos Women in Science



Los Alamos Awards Program Spot Award, 2013

Los Alamos Awards Program Achievement Award, 2012

Department of Energy Science & Energy Research Challenge finalist, 2009

Fungal Environmental Sampling & Informatics Network Travel Award, 2009






[Kennedy, Peter * Hill, Lee T.], "A molecular and phylogenetic analysis of the structure and specificity of Alnus rubra ectomycorrhizal assemblages", FUNGAL ECOLOGY. DOI:10.1016/j.funeco.2009.08.005. 2010.

[McDowell, Nate G. * Bond, Barbara J. * Dickman, Lee T. * Ryan, Michael G. * Whitehead, David], "Relationships Between Tree Height and Carbon Isotope Discrimination", Size- and Age-Related Changes in Tree Structure and Function, p.255-286, 2011.

[Limousin, Jean-Marc * Bickford, Christopher P. * Dickman, Lee T. * Pangle, Robert E. * Hudson, Patrick J. * Boutz, Amanda L. * Gehres, Nathan * Osuna, Jessica L. * Pockman, William T. * McDowell, Nate G.], "Regulation and acclimation of leaf gas exchange in a pinon-juniper woodland exposed to three different precipitation regimes", PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT, Vol.36, iss.10, p.1812-1825, OCT 2013.

[McDowell, Nate G. * Fisher, Rosie A. * Xu, Chonggang * Domec, J. C. * Holtta, Teemu * Mackay, D. Scott * Sperry, John S. * Boutz, Amanda * Dickman, Lee * Gehres, Nathan * Limousin, Jean Marc * Macalady, Alison * Martinez-Vilalta, Jordi * Mencuccini, Maurizio * Plaut, Jennifer A. * Ogee, Jerome * Pangle, Robert E. * Rasse, Daniel P. * Ryan, Michael G. * Sevanto, Sanna * Waring, Richard H. * Williams, A. Park * Yepez, Enrico A. * Pockman, William T.], "Evaluating theories of drought-induced vegetation mortality using a multimodel-experiment framework", NEW PHYTOLOGIST, Vol.200, iss.2, spec. iss.SI, p.304-321, OCT 2013.

[Sevanto, Sanna * McDowell, Nate G. * Dickman, L. Turin * Pangle, Robert * Pockman, William T.], "How do trees die? A test of the hydraulic failure and carbon starvation hypotheses", PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT, Vol.37, iss.1, p.153-161, JAN 2014.

[Dickman, Lee T. * McDowell, Nate G. * Sevanto, Sanna * Pangle, Robert E. * Pockman, William T.], "Carbohydrate dynamics and mortality in a pinon-juniper woodland under three future precipitation scenarios", PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT, Vol.38, iss.4, p.729-739, APR 2015.

[Sevanto, Sanna * Dickman, L. Turin], "Where does the carbon go?-Plant carbon allocation under climate change", TREE PHYSIOLOGY, Vol.35, iss.6, p.581-584, JUN 2015.

[Quentin, Audrey G. * Pinkard, Elizabeth A. * Ryan, Mike G. * et al.] "Non-structural carbohydrates in woody plants compared among laboratories", TREE PHYSIOLOGY. DOI:10.1093/treephys/tpv073. 2015.

[Adams, Henry D. * Collins, Adam D. * Briggs, Samuel P. * Vennetier, Michel * Dickman, L. Turin * Sevanto, Sanna A. * Garcia-Forner, Nuria * McDowell, Nate G.], "Experimental drought and heat can delay phenological development and reduce foliar and shoot growth in semiarid trees", GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13030. 2015.

[Garcia-Forner, Nuria * Adams, Henry D. * Sevanto, Sanna A. * Collins, Adam D. * Dickman, L. Turin * Hudson, Patrick * Zeppel, Melanie * Martínez-Vilalta, Jordi * McDowell, Nate G.], "Responses of two semiarid conifer tree species to reduced precipitation and warming reveal new perspectives for stomatal regulation", PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12588. 2015.