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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(Photo courtesy of Jeff Schwegman)
Because of the need to slow the accelerating spread of the COVID-19 virus, until further notice Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve is suspending all visitation except essential research, on-line education, and administrative activities. This... more
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