New paper published by former lab postdoc Dr. Susan Bush | Desert Botanical Garden

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Saltcedar are among the most successful invasive tree species in western North America resulting in alterations in riparian ecosystems that are highly valued for their biodiversity. A recent paper published by Dr. Susan Bush and colleagues in the journal Agricultural and Forest Meteorology studied whether some saltcedar populations are more susceptible to drought than others. The paper reports that adaptation to freezing temperatures reduces drought sensitivity in saltcedar and thus responses to changing hydrological conditions may depend on local adaptation to freezing temperatures. A link to the PDF may be found here.


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