EVSC research on large tree drought mortality covered by Science Magazine

September 6, 2019

Science Magazine highlighted recent research on ways that large trees are more vulnerable to mortality, including work led by former Enviromnetal Sciences Ph.D. student and post-doc Atticus Stovall. The project, which used LIDAR data on 2 million trees and started in Professor Xi Yang's Advanced Remote Sensing class, found that tall trees in the Sierra Nevada mountains were twice as likely to die during the 2014-2015 drought as smaller trees. Read more at Science Magazine.