Michelle Geary

Michelle Geary

Saratoga CA

West Valley College

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Published on Apr 06, 2019

Overstory light/canopy experiment

One of the trends we're seeing is that, even in the hotter drier parts of the range, young redwoods are mostly not found in deep shade - - just not enough light, even though it is cooler and moiste...

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Published on Apr 06, 2019

Rainy California...

So if you look at the milestones list, we were planning on starting our seedling transects in mid-March. But... we've been getting so much rain (which is wonderful from an ending-the-drought perspe...

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Published on Mar 02, 2019

Pepperwood site

What does a redwood forest look like after fire?More to come...

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Published on Mar 02, 2019

Thank you again!

It's mid-semester madness around here - classes, exams, meetings, workshops, reference letters... and for the project I'm writing up our permit renewals and working on a new data management system....

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Published on Feb 19, 2019

Stretch goal: student mileage costs

We carpool, but often we end up with two vehicles going to a field site, or vehicles heading for separate field sites. I cover the gas (this is Michelle) for my van, but for students, even with se...

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Published on Feb 19, 2019

We hit our funding goal!!

Thank you so much to all of our generous backers! This idea that we could crowd-fund research is new and fascinating, and you all are part of this brave new scientific world!I'm going to be postin...

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Published on Feb 18, 2019

Radshields gone wild!

Last Friday we constructed all the shields we need for this next year's field season! They are done except for attaching them to the PVC frames (and adding the dataloggers...)

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Published on Feb 12, 2019

Testing radshields...

We got the design for the radshields we use from Holden et al (2013) .  Their team realized that the datalogger protections that were commercially available were prohibitively expensive ($60 to $80...

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Published on Feb 10, 2019

Getting started on the radshields

Yesterday I ordered the materials for making the new set of "radiation shields" for the new dataloggers I hope we'll be ordering soon! For the dataloggers to accurately record air temperature (and ...

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I think so too - I believe that giving opportunities for research early helps students really understand what it means to be a scientist. As far as UCSC goes - three of my team are already there! They transferred there just last fall, and I know at least two more are eyeing Santa Cruz for when they're ready to transfer too :)
Feb 20, 2019
Can coast redwood seedlings survive reduced fog and climate change in California?
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Hi, Deborah! Ok, I'll start diving into new lab notes :). We do take non-students on our research trips, but we call them "research assistants" - I would love to have you come along! In terms of the donation - I would assume that you click on the same "Back This Project" tab that is on the front page for the project as you did before - is that no longer showing up? I'm still figuring out how this works, myself....
Feb 20, 2019
Can coast redwood seedlings survive reduced fog and climate change in California?
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They absolutely *do* rock! Four plus hours, and we're that much closer to being ready for the new field season!
Feb 18, 2019
Can coast redwood seedlings survive reduced fog and climate change in California?
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I'm hoping to include the link to the paper we used for the radshield design, but it's a Forest Service page and right now it's down :(. Not sure why...
Feb 10, 2019
Can coast redwood seedlings survive reduced fog and climate change in California?
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Thanks, James! I think many people don't think about the climate change impacts in their own regions, and that its effects are happening now. There's so much we don't know about the details of what is occurring in our ecosystems.
Feb 03, 2019
Can coast redwood seedlings survive reduced fog and climate change in California?
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