For our three Fall 2020 meetings (Oct., Nov., and Dec.), we are discussing climate and microclimate at the Andrews Forest. Given the centrality of climate in our program, in the five Core Areas of LTER, the number of climate and climate-related projects within our program, and in our thinking about climate as a driver in the world’s ecosystems in general (not to mention climate change as a phenomenon in our world), it seems timely to spend a good portion of our 2020-2021 Monthly Meetings focused on climate.
"The needle mycobiome of old-growth Douglas-fir and the role of canopy structure" presented by Kyle Gervers, PhD student with Posy Busby and Joey Spatafora, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University
“Within-canopy wetness patterns and their potential roles in canopy hydration at the Andrews Forest” presented by Adam Sibley, PhD student with Chris Still, Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry, Oregon State University
Discussants: Posy Busby and Chris Still
Graduate student lightning talk: “The microbiome assembly of Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock seedlings" Presented by Abbey Neat, PhD student with Andy Jones and Posy Busby, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University
Announcements and Reminders:
- Andrews Forest Newsletter. Now online at https://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/publications/newsletter
- Site update: Headquarters of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest is closed due to restrictions around COVID and safety of staff and visitors. Watersheds 1, 2, 9 are within the burned area and are closed by Willamette National Forest and PNW Research Station. Contact Mark Schulze with questions.
- Publications, theses, dissertations: Don't forget to acknowledge the LTER Grant, use of Andrews Forest data and/or use of facilities. Example text: https://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/acknowledgements. If data sets are being used in a publication to please cite the data set including the DOI. A citation link is provided for each study database on our webpage http://andlter.forestry.oregonstate.edu/data/catalog/datacatalog.aspx
- Let us know about your new publications! Please send pdf to: HJApubs@fsl.orst.edu
- If you are planning research projects at the Andrews, please contact Mark Schulze (firstname.lastname@example.org) for site use proposal.
- If you have a new graduate student working at the Andrews Forest program, please send that information to email@example.com and she will include the student on the mailing lists
Our meetings follow the academic year. Our next meeting will be Friday, January 8, 2021—note that the January meeting is on the second Friday, to work around the New Year holiday. Happy Holidays, all!
Future meetings: Jan 8, Feb 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4. 9-11 AM.