Taylor SheriffGraduate Student

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Tree physiology, Dendroecology, Xylem plasticity ts976@nau.edu Dr. George Koch

    Sheriff’s research seeks to understand the mechanisms underlying the variable growth response of South Western trees to dry conditions. Although this variability likely involves multiple factors, maintenance of xylem water transport may be the key response. She has chosen to analyze xylem contained in the rings of Pinus edulis and Populus tremuloides to elucidate how xylem plasticity relates to growth during and following a drought.

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