Researchers at the Andrews Forest are studying how dwarf mistletoe may be affecting forest stands across the Pacific Northwest. The work requires getting up to where the mistletoe grows: high in the canopy of the trees. Get a canopy perspective through a new photo gallery at https://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/gallery/dwarf-mistletoe-survey-2019
A recent publication out of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest LTER site illustrates the role that summer research experiences can play in contributing to LTER science and in engaging and mentoring students. The paper, “Drought impacts to trout and salamanders in cool, forested headwater ecosystems in the western Cascade Mountains” knits together research from a graduate student, two undergraduate students, and their OSU advisor, Assistant Professor Dana Warren.
Researchers at the Andrews Forest, and the forest itself, are featured on OPB's EarthFix television program, "Old Growth Could Be Key For Native Songbird Species To Beat Climate-Change Heat."