Lanner, Ronald M.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ronald M. Lanner was trained as a forester at New York State's College of Environmental Science and Forestry and later earned a PhD in forest botany and genetics at the University of Minnesota. Over the course of his career, he has worked as a research forester with the U.S. Forest Service in California and Hawaii, taught courses in tree biology at Utah State University, and written numerous papers and five books about trees. His research has taken him all over the world, but he has always returned to the mountains of the American West and the haunts of the bristlecone and foxtail pines.