Forest diversity: Susan Cook-Patton

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April 9, 2014
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Susan Cook-Patton examines a sycamore
Photo courtesy of Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Lead author Susan Cook-Patton, a post doc with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, examines a sycamore seedling in BiodiversiTree. BiodiversiTree, an experimental forest at SERC in Maryland designed to last a century, is testing the importance of diversity in forests on an even larger scale.