PhD student Rose Oelkers discusses her work in the Amazon and what we can learn from the trees if we listen closely.
trees Archives - State of the Planet
Akin to humans, the fertility of trees declines with age, a new study indicates.
The doctoral candidate tells us about her research and some the challenges of being a woman of color in the sciences.
Scientists studying leaves from a forest that stood during a warm period 23 million years ago have for the first time linked high levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide with increased plant growth, as well with the high temperatures of the time.
Kevin Griffin uses remote sensing to track the daily rhythms of trees. His work is helping to bring tree biology to life for students and the general public.
A show on campus investigates how trees have been used as pawns in human schemes in and around New York City.
Ecologist Maria Uriarte investigates the effects of Hurricane Maria on the forests of Puerto Rico, and how long-term climate change may affect them.
Adding protective barriers around street trees could reduce load on city sewers, study finds.
Due to warming climate and increasing human exploitation, far northern forests and the tundra beyond are undergoing rapid changes. In northern Alaska, scientists from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and other institutions are studying the responses of trees at the very edge of their range.