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Clean Energy and Climate Series

The Climate and Clean Energy Series is hosted by the Schatz Energy Research Center at Cal Poly Humboldt. All lectures and webinars are free and open to the public. For questions or accessibility requests, contact or call 707-826-4345.

Thursday, April 4 from 5:30-7:00 pm in Founders Hall 118:
From Isotopes to Arboreal Giants: Perspectives on Trees, Water, and Climate

Water is crucial for plant survival on land, particularly as the climate continues to warm and dry. In this talk, Dr. Lucy Kerhoulas will discuss the fascinating dynamics between trees, water, and climate. How does water move through giant trees? How did forests respond to the record-breaking drought 2012-2016 and what can that tell us about how forests respond to a changing climate? What’s going on with fog and redwoods? Dr. Kerhoulas will explore these questions, sometimes from up in the canopy, with a spotlight on her favorite ecosystems – the coastal and montane forests of northern California.

Dr. Lucy Kerhoulas is an Associate Professor of Forest Physiology in the Forestry, Fire, & Rangeland Management Department at Cal Poly Humboldt.

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