Members of the Tague EcoHydrology lab visited the Rattlesnake Canyon Wilderness Area, just outside of downtown Santa Barbara, to see oaks, sycamore, chaparral, and Mission Creek. Geography post-doc Sara Baguskas gave a demonstration of a pressure chamber instrument and how measurements of plant moisture stress (or plant water potential) are taken. Environmental studies PhD student Erin Hanan discussed characteristics of the chaparral vegetation and soils.

EcoHydro Lab in the field

EcoHydro Lab in the field


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Rattlesnake Canyon Park
Pressure Chamber Instrument