Norman L. Christensen

Norman L. Christensen
Born: Fresno, CA 12/28/1946
Education: Cal State Fresno (AB 1968, MS 1970); UC Santa Barbara (Ph.D. 1973)
Dissertation title: Effects of fire on factors controlling plant growth in Adenostoma chaparral (Science 181:66-68; Ecol. Mon. 45 29-55.)
Adviser: C. H. Muller (C)
Comments: Strongly influenced by Bert A. Tribbey (CA State Univ, Fresno).
Teaching History: Duke 1973-present
Ph. D. Students: Craig E. Martin, 1980; John C. Horn, 1980; Barbara A. Beaman, 1981; Anne E. Lubbers, 1982; Mark R. Roberts, 1983; Frank S. Gilliam, 1983; Ellen L. Simms, 1983; Rebecca B. Wilbur, 1984; James Raich, 1987; Michael Palmer, 1988; Richard E. Schneider, 1989; Suzanne McAlister, 1990; Douglas S. Powell, 1991; Patricia Peroni, 1992; Jane Molofsky, 1993; Stephen Rice, 1993; Eric Kjellmark, 1994; Ruth A. Kern, 1997; Deborah Lawrence, 1997 (co-advised with William Schlesinger); Sarah Goslee, 1998; Chi-ru Chang, 1997 (co-advised with Dean Urban); Phyllis C. Adams, 1999; Monique Rocca, 2004 (co-advised with Dean Urban); Benjamin Poulter, 2005; Alan Weakley, 2006; Miguel Schwarz, 2007; Charlotte Clark, 2007; Nicolette Cagle, 2008; Dalia Amor Ovando Conde, 2008; Sara Chun, 2008; Krithi Karanth, 2008; Jennifer M. Adeney, 2009; Claire O’Dea, 2010.
Others influenced: Michael S. Schafale, MS 1983
ESA offices and honors: Vice President for Finance 2002-2005, President 2007-8
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