Position title: Graduate Student
Email: geleynse <at> wisc.edu
My research will focus on the role of fog water in mitigating the effects of drought on coastal tree species. It is thought that fog water can 1) be taken up directly via foliage and used to refill embolized xylem conduits, 2) largely eliminate atmospheric vapor pressure deficit that drives evaporation and transpiration and/or 3) accumulate on leaf surfaces and drip down to soil. These mechanisms will be studied in the Lake Superior system (and potentially the South African fynbos system) where fog is a regular occurrence.