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Quaking Aspen Pathogen Defense in the Presence of Climate Change Related Drought

Semester: Spring 2024


Presentation description

The declining population density of iconic Aspen trees in the mountain West is related to climate change induced drought. My research aims to find the mechanisms between this drought stress and microbial diseases-- especially ones that have been previously observed to be unharmful. Through both controlled garden and field experiments across Utah & Colorado, my study system aims to comprehensively evaluate the impact of drought exposure on pathogen abundance and chemical defenses in aspen trees.

Presenter Name: Allie Perkins

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #C74
College: Science
School / Department: Biological Sciences
Research Mentor: Talia Karasov
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 1:00 PM