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Anna Davidson

Senior Research Associate/Lecturer, Natural Resources and the Environment

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Contact Information

Fernow Hall 119
Ithaca, NY 14853

(815) 212-4409

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  • Arctic landscapes, ocean hydrothermal vents and deep sea mining, ecological memory.
  • Tree ecophysiology (non-structural carbohydrate dynamics in trees-Co-founder of the Carbohydrate Observatory).
  • Innovating interdisciplinary field-based teaching and learning experiences in art, ecology and land use.
  • Tropical Lab Online Exhibition. La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore, 2020
  • The Performer, Loosenart Gallery, Magazine &  Millepiani Exhibition Space, Rome, Italy, 2020
  • Exquisite Corpse: Art in the time of the Corona virus. Online Exhibition. 2020
  • Art in isolation. Santa Clarita Arts Virtual Gallery, Santa Clarita, CA, 2020
  • Arctic Makes: Observations, Lessons and Solutions from the Geographic Periphery. Arctic Design School, Urals State University of Architecture and Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia. 2020
  • Au-delà du Nord (Beyond North) Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen Université de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2019
  • The Arctic: Documenting Nature, Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2019
  • Tiny Little Life Boats, The Wurks Gallery. Providence, RI, 2018
  • Science Inspires Art: OCEAN New York Hall of Science, New York, NY, 2017
  • Djerassi Resident Artists Program-Open House, Woodside, CA, 2017
  • 81 Degrees North, Galleri Metripol,Tallinn, Estonia, 2016
  • Pole Saw, Pyramiden, Svalbard, Norway, 2016
  • Having Happened, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA, 2016
  • Cocktail Party Effect, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2016
  • Third Space Art Collective, Davis, CA, 2016
  • Consilience, Art/Science, The Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, 2015
  • Mental Throes, Third Space Art Collective, Davis, CA, 2015
  • Tropical Lab, La Sale College of the Arts, Singapore, 2015
  • Subject to Change, Beatnik Studios, Sacramento, CA, 2015
  • White Line Fever, Third Space Art Collective, Davis, CA 2015
  • Third Space Art Collective,  Davis, CA, 2014
  • Organism, Art exhibit fusing Art, Science & Technology. Old Nelson Gallery. Davis, CA, 2013
  • Consilience, Art/Science, The Pence Gallery. Davis, CA, 2010


  • Performer, Loosenart Magazine, 2020
  • Human, Murze Magazine. 2020. Issue 12

Scientific Work

Davidson, A.M., Cooper, K., Le, S., Lange, E. Zwieniecki, M.A. (2021) No time to rest – seasonal dynamics of non-structural carbohydrates in twigs of three Mediterranean tree species suggest year-round activity. Scientific Reports, 11, 5181

Sperling, O., Kamai, Tixier, A., Davidson, A., Jarvis-Shean, K., Raveh, E., DeJong, T., Zwieniecki, M. (2019) Predicting bloom dates by temperature mediated kinetics of carbohydrate metabolism in deciduous trees. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, 276-277

Davidson, A.M., Da Silva, DeJong, T.M. (2019). Rate of shoot development (phyllochron) is dependent on carbon availability, shoot type, and rank in peach trees. Trees, Structure and function. P.1-8 DOI: 10.1007/s00468-019-01881-y

Davidson, A.M., Da Silva, D., DeJong, T.M. (2017) The phyllochron of well-watered and water-deficit of mature peach trees varies with shoot type and vigor. Annals of Botany, Plants, 9(5): plx042

Davidson, A.M., Da Silva, D., Saa, S., DeJong, T.M. (2016) Elevated CO2 increased photosynthesis and carbohydrate status but did not affect the phyllochron or incremental shoot growth in young peach (Prunus persica) trees. Horticulture, Environment and Biotechnology, 57:364, pp. 364-370

Davidson, A.M., Da Silva, D., Quintano, B., DeJong, T.M. (2015). The phyllochron of Prunus persica shoots is relatively constant under controlled growth conditions but seasonally increases in the field in ways unrelated to patterns of temperature or radiation. Scientia Horticulturae, 184, 106-113

Davidson, A., Keller, F., & Turgeon, R. (2011). Phloem loading, plant growth form, and climate. Protoplasma, 248(1), 153- 163

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