Tanner Robison

College of Science


Tanner is a Master’s student in the Department of Biology. He is from the distant land of Logan, Utah and attended USU for his bachelor’s degree as well. His research interests are broad, but generally focus on plant biology.His current research focuses on how some plants can more efficiently capture atmospheric carbon dioxide, resulting in greater photosynthetic efficiency. Tanner’s previous work has largely focused on the genomics and evolutionary biology of ferns and can be found published in the journals Applications in Plant Sciences, Genome Biology and Evolution, and Nature Plants. Tanner plans to pursue a PhD where he hopes to investigate how some plants cooperate with bacteria to acquire atmospheric Nitrogen. When he isn’t doing research, Tanner likes to drink espresso, read, ride bicycles and play his banjo.