Beth is a PhD student in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at UBC. As a Master’s student at the University of Montana, she studied how slow-growing ponderosa pine trees live longer than fast-growing trees in natural populations due to a fundamental physiological trade-off between drought tolerance and growth based on xylem structure (see publication). She also helped design and analyze a drought experiment to show that plant water content predicts incipient seedling mortality because it integrates the effects of hydraulic failure and carbon depletion (see more). As an undergraduate, she studied how populations of yellow monkeyflower growing in thermal and nonthermal sites of Yellowstone National Park were phenotypically and genetically differentiated (see more).
Now, she is studying how western larch populations are adapted to climate to assess assisted migration strategies with climate change as a part of the CoAdapTree project.
Department of Forest Science, University of British Columbia, #3041 – 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
|Links: CFCG project, CoAdapTree