Joan Dudney ’06 - Tracking a tree killer: blister rust and the future of white pines in the southern Sierra Nevada


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The Spring 2018 Biology Seminar Series continues with Joan Dudney’s talk, "Tracking a tree killer: blister rust and the future of white pines in the southern Sierra Nevada." 

BIOLOGY SEMINARS | SPRING 2018
 
Joan Dudney ’06
University of California, Berkeley
 
Tracking a tree killer: blister rust and the future of white pines in the southern Sierra Nevada
 
White pine forests in the Sierra Nevada, a primary source of water and carbon cycling services for California, are under threat by increasing temperatures, bark beetles, and disease. Combining long-term surveys with isotope analyses, I assessed the current status of white pines in the southern Sierra. These results are being used to help list whitebark pine as an endangered species and provides the first comprehensive evidence for sugar pine decline.
 
Tuesday, March 27th
BioScience 113
11:45 a.m.
Email oasin@oxy.edu to sign up for lunch with the speaker after the seminar!