Sept. 16, 2019
Scientists with the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research have received a four-year, $859,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess how cottonwood trees have evolved to tolerate environmental stresses, including changing temperature and insect herbivory. The results will aid ongoing river restoration projects across the Southwest by helping identify which trees will continue to support healthy ecosystems in a changing world.
Along rivers in the southwestern United States, cottonwood trees provide shade, habitat and food for a wide range of species. As such, cottonwoods influence… Read more