Prof. Matt Dannenberg's New Publication Examines Tree Growth in Response to Extreme Weather
Assistant Professor Matt Dannenberg's recent publication, "Reduced tree growth in the semiarid United States due to asymmetric responses to intensifying precipitation extremes," examines how extreme rainfall variability may cause long-term declines in tree growth for several species of trees in the western U.S., including the ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, pinon pine, and bur oak. Prof. Dannenberg was recently interviewed by Iowa Public Radio and RadioIowa on the findings of this research. Iowa's state tree, the bur oak, is one of the species threatened by reductions in growth due to precipitation extremes.
Dannenberg, M.P., E.K. Wise, and W.K. Smith (2019), Reduced tree growth in the semiarid United States due to asymmetric responses to intensifying precipitation extremes, Science Advances 5 (10), eaaw0667. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw0667.