Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Fog Drip

I briefly mentioned today the work of Todd Dawson, a professor in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley (and past Bio1B instructor) who works on Redwoods. Here are a couple of links if you'd like to read a little further on this interesting topic.

A nice article on the use of fog by plants.
Some of the Redwood research currently going on in Todd's lab.
A UC press report about the use of wireless sensors in the redwood canopy.
Whilst we were speaking today one of Todd's students was presenting a paper on the foliar uptake of fog water by redwood forest plants at the annual Ecological Society of America Meeting, which is going on this week in San Jose. The abstract provides a nice summary of the research.

This time last year: Final Jeopardy

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