Presentation Title

The effects of Juglans californica on the understory microclimate

Faculty Mentor

Erin Questad

Start Date

18-11-2017 9:59 AM

End Date

18-11-2017 11:00 AM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 63

Session

Poster 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

biological_agricultural_sciences

Abstract

The question of this research is to see if the Southern California Black Walnut (Juglans californica) can be used to combat the spread of invasive species in the Southern Californian area. The overall goal is to see the effectiveness of Juglans californica against invasive species, and which native plants are able grow in the understory of J. californica woodlands. My individual contribution to this research is the study of how J. californica affects the understory microclimate. I collect soil moisture, soil temperature, and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) from understory and open field plots in five blocks. Data for this research is still being taken, but preliminary results show differences in microclimate between canopy and open plots. The overall outcome of this research will be used for advantage of landscaping and ecological restoration.

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Nov 18th, 9:59 AM Nov 18th, 11:00 AM

The effects of Juglans californica on the understory microclimate

BSC-Ursa Minor 63

The question of this research is to see if the Southern California Black Walnut (Juglans californica) can be used to combat the spread of invasive species in the Southern Californian area. The overall goal is to see the effectiveness of Juglans californica against invasive species, and which native plants are able grow in the understory of J. californica woodlands. My individual contribution to this research is the study of how J. californica affects the understory microclimate. I collect soil moisture, soil temperature, and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) from understory and open field plots in five blocks. Data for this research is still being taken, but preliminary results show differences in microclimate between canopy and open plots. The overall outcome of this research will be used for advantage of landscaping and ecological restoration.