Visualize a tree. It grows larger over time. If surrounded by many other large trees, the branches will slowly converge. This reduces the amount of sunlight hitting the ground. If left in such a condition for too long without disturbance, important tree species cannot regenerate. Dr. Michael Goerndt, associate professor in the Darr College of Agriculture, leads forest … [Read more...] about Fostering growth in forests and research
Global climate change remains one of the most important domestic and foreign issues facing the United States. Missourians should also be concerned about climate change. One of the sectors impacted most are Midwest farmers and their communities. Dr. Toby Dogwiler, a geologist and head of the department of geography, geology and planning at Missouri State University, explains to … [Read more...] about What’s the threat of warmer weather to farming in Missouri?