Evans Awarded Climate Change Research Grant from the U.S. Geological Survey
Dr. Evans was awarded a one year $31,000 one year grant from the U.S. Department of Interior to study the effect of climate change on wetland forest regeneration at the Arnold Air Force Base (AEDC). This research follows up on previous grant funded research conducted in 2000 at the Sinking Pond Natural Area, where Evans and colleagues found that increased rainfall over the last 50 years has led to longer ponding durations within the wetland causing the failure of the unique overcup oak population to recruit new trees into the forest. Evans will be conducting this work in collaboration with Dr. Bill Wolfe and Dr. Jennifer Cartwright at the USGS and with Dr. Sarah McCarthy Neumann at Alma College. The project will also be assisted by the current Herbarium Undergraduate Fellows.