Tess O'Brien
Postgraduate Research Student

Tess O'Brien

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tropical Tree Life Histories

Tropical trees do not have tree rings, as they do not experience enough seasonal variation to cause them. As such, estimating the age of tropical trees is very difficult. My project is centred around using longitudinal tree size data over 40 years from Barro Colorado Island in Panama in order to estimate growth rate and hence tree size, as well as hopefully feeding into broader models of forest dynamics.

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Location
Level 5 West Biological Sciences South (E26) UNSW, Kensington 2052

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