Clemson researchers: Trees grow more efficient leaves to compensate for hurricane damage

Clemson researchers: Trees grow more efficient leaves to compensate for hurricane damage

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, ecologists at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science took the opportunity to study how hurricanes affect tropical dry forests in the Caribbean. Doctoral student Tristan Allerton presented findings from the year-long field study Tuesday at the British Ecological Society’s annual conference.
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Clemson researchers: Trees grow more efficient leaves to compensate for hurricane damage

Talk about South Carolina!