Position title: Graduate Student
I am broadly interested in the versatility of conifers and their winter carbon balances in a changing climate. My research focuses on the physiological tradeoffs of active vs. inactive responses to midwinter warm periods and the extent to which these strategies may differ within forests or even a single species. A species’ relative ability to “take advantage” of mid-winter thaws (and survive subsequent re-freezing) may influence its future survival and distribution as these warm periods become longer and more frequent. I aim to use this research to inform decision-making in the forestry and tree farming industries.