Here's a great article in Science Magazine about IDE (the International Drought Experiment), which is a network of drought experiments using the same protocol that the Byrne lab participates in (we have the only two sites in Oregon!)
It's been a busy few weeks since the semester ended, but lots of good stuff happening.
Here is a brief update:
Congratulations to Francisco, who has been awarded research grants from both the Native Plant Society of Oregon and The Great Basin Chpt. of the Society for Ecological Restoration to support his unfunded side project, non-destructive age estimation for Artemisia cana and Artemisia arbuscula. The funding will offset the cost of travel, tools, and provide a stipend for an undergraduate to accompany him in the field for data collection.
The lab recently purchased a hydropneumatic elutriation system ("root washer") so we can more quickly quantify root production in grasslands and shrublands, and fine root production in forests. Lab research assistants Shannon (l) and Jade (r) are ready to process fine root samples from old growth Jeffrey and sugar pines with MS student Julia!
Wow, it's not often we have two publications out in one week!
Field position in the Byrne lab at Teakettle Experimental Forest, near Shaver Lake, CA. Applications due no later than March 6. See attached PDF for more details!
Allison (MS Summer, 2021) has accepted a position with Jodi McGraw Consulting in Santa Cruz Co., CA. Congrats, Allison!
A HUGE congratulations to Sam Kelly and Cessair McKinney, who completed their senior capstone in the Byrne lab during the 2020-21 Academic Year. These two senior ESM students were such a pleasure to work with - their capstone expanded into a presentation, then a manuscript, which was just accepted to the journal Ecological Restoration. We'll post an update once the article is in press. Congratulations, Cessair and Sam!
We haven't updated the lab website in awhile. Here's what we have been up to:
Allison will have a public talk for her thesis research this Friday at 10 am PST. Send an email to Kerry Byrne (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like the link to attend. All are welcome!