Connecting Roots to Leaves
Through the ForestGEO Research Grant, María Natalia Umaña and Jenny Zambrano have been studying how tree species respond to a soil fertility gradient by looking at leaf and root traits at the 20-ha Big Woods forest dynamics plot, Michigan.
Click here to read how their research might allow us to better understand future forest changes and mitigate the negative consequences of climate change.
María Natalia Umaña and Jenny Zambrano are the recipients of a ForestGEO Research Grant that funded their project entitled: Are leaves and root traits functionally coordinated to maximize resource acquisition along a soil fertility gradient? This project is currently being developed in one of the permanent plots of the ForestGEO network in Michigan.