Sierra site and sampling design

In last weeks Wednesday lab meeting, geography postdoc Sara Baguskas discussed site and sampling design with our lab group. Sara is working on a project with Max Moritz and Naomi Tague to understand the effects of vegetation type conversion on ecohydrology in the southern Sierra mid-elevation forested ecosystem. The project will compare the physiological responses of different tree and shrub species to changes in seasonal moisture availability. The data collected will be used to parametrize RHESSys, to improve estimates of water fluxes from this ecosystem on seasonal timescales. Two sites will be monitored in the Southern Sierra CZO – one has been selected at Providence Creek, and the other is to be decided.

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