High-precision dendrometer bands measure daily fluctuations in water balance of a tree bole, in addition to the tree's seasonal growth. Over the course of a strong dry season like we are experiencing in 2023 even the nighttime maximum circumference decreases from day to day, as growth ceases and stem water cannot be fully recharged.
Researchers are investigating the response of trout and salamanders to drought conditions by using an experimental approach to mimic drought by diverting stream flow to create a low-flow reach and passively heating water through a coil system to increase water temperature.
The on-going Following Fire: A Resilient Forest | An Uncertain Future project by photographer David Bayles and Fred Swanson uses a chronosequence approach which gives everyone a chance to find their own stories – both technical and emotional.
With a digital camera and oil paints, artist Leah Wilson set out to document the change of light and color in three streams at the Andrews Forest. “My paintings isolate changes that are missed by human perception, even when staring directly at the landscape with eyes wide open.”