We’ve just published an article that describes a new strategy for conserving isolated wetlands, habitats which support endemic and vulnerable species and provide key ecosystem services. Check it out at Science of the Total Environment.
The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station just released an article on our newest paper! A big thanks to Sarah Farmer, the Southern Research Station science communications specialist, for her work on this piece.
You can check it out at: https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/compass/2017/08/08/black-locust-drought-tolerance/
My first first-author paper, Tolerance or avoidance: drought frequency determines the response of an N2-fixing tree, has just been published in New Phytologist. We looked at the effect of increased drought frequency on the growth and nitrogen fixation rate of black locust, an important Eastern US tree species. We found that the frequency and duration of drought events determined the drought response strategy of black locust, with a single long drought triggering drought tolerance mechanisms and short but frequent droughts causing drought avoidance. N fixation appears to be an important factor in facilitating both of these responses!