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2015 DeDecker Botanical Grant Progress Report

Courtney Collins in the White Mountains

Courtney Collins at work

January 2017 Program

CNPS Event January 25, 2017, Wednesday, 7pm:
Courtney Collins
, 2015 DeDecker Grant Recipient will present "Understanding the impacts of shrub expansion on alpine plant mycorrhizal communities in the White Mountains, California"
Location: White Mountain Research Center, Bishop.

Climate and land use change has promoted the uphill movement and expansion of sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) from sub-alpine to alpine areas in the White Mountains of California over the last 50 years. My research focuses on the impacts of this change on native plant communities and on biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) parts of the soil ecosystem. I use field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments to disentangle the roles of plant competition and soil feedbacks on alpine plant communities and better understand aboveground-belowground interactions in this changing landscape.

For further information contact Michèle Slaton.

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