How heat and drought control the growth and death of Sierra forests

Please join us Monday June 4 at 7pm for our next installment of Cafe Sci! Dr. Anne Kelly the Director of the UC Merced Yosemite and Sequoia Field Stations will be speaking  about the health of our local forests.

Forests are made up of trees that operate like machines: they convert air and sunlight and water into trunks and leaves and seeds. These machines are now catastrophically failing as over a hundred million trees have recently died in the Sierra Nevada in response to drought and warming temperatures. Dr. Kelly’s research explores the mechanics of these trees to provide understanding of the ongoing massive tree loss and to offer insights into the future of Sierra Nevada forests.

Who: Dr. Anne Kelly, UC Merced

When: June 4, 2018 at 7PM

Where: Santa Fe Basque, 3110 N Maroa Ave., Fresno, CA 93704