A continental-scale approach to understanding climate-sensitivity in Douglas-fir

Category: Time:
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 12:00 to 13:00
Room: Speaker:
Christina Restaino
University of Washington Fire and Mountain Ecology Lab
Malcolm Hughes

Douglas-fir is the most widespread commerical conifer species in the US and occurs across almost all mountain ranges in the western US.  I have built a network of chronologies across the US range of Douglas-fir to (1) identify where the species is water-limited versus energy-limited, and (2) understand the spatial and temporal dynamics of any quantifiable differences in limiting factors.