Researching Red Pines and Drought: Jones Featured in International Science Journal

Bemidji State University’s Samantha Jones, assistant professor of geography, was featured in Science Direct’s Dendrochronologia, a peer-reviewed international journal that includes research related to archaeology, botany, climatology, ecology, forestry, geology and hydrology.

Jones’ article, “Managing Red Pine Stand Structure to Mitigate Drought Impacts,” examined natural-origin red pines and their growth responses to drought in a long-term study that contrasted thinning methods.

The public is welcome to read or download Jones’ full paper until Oct. 9, 2019 without registration or fees required. After Oct. 9, the article will be unavailable for free public viewing.


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