Slow-growing subalpine forests in the Sierra Nevada are breathtakingly beautiful. These landscapes have inspired people for centuries and yet few stop to wonder how climate change and the indirect impacts from human resource use will change them. Will rising temperatures increase biotic threats of mortality at high elevations? Or will it accelerate growth and facilitate treeline expansion?
Collaborators: John Battles (advisor), Nathan Stephenson, Adrian Das, Jonny Nesmith, Beverly Bulaon, and Martin MacKenzie.