Wood density (the mass per unit volume of wood) is associated with mechanical support, carbon and nutrient storage, drought tolerance, pathogen defense, and water transport in trees and shrubs. Models of carbon stocks often rely on wood density... more
About the Preserve
Stanford University’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (JRBP) is in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about five miles southwest of the main campus. The preserve encompasses remarkable geologic, topographic, and biotic diversity within its 483 hectares (1,193 acres) and provides a natural laboratory for researchers from all over the world, educational experiences to students and docent-led visitors, and refuge to native plants and animals.
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Kevin Leempoel, Trevor Hebert, Elizabeth A. Hadly
Note: Dr. Kevin Leempoel will be presenting his latest research during our Jasper Ridge Evening Lecture series on Tuesday, March 17 at 4 PM.
In conservation, faunal diversity surveys are essential to... more
Last week JRBP researchers and staff presented their work at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, an event that draws tens of thousands of scientists, educators, and students from around the world to learn... more