Stomata pores in tree needles regulate gas exchange, permitting and helping to guide photosynthesis in the boreal forest. Bjartmar Sveinbjornsson and Amanda Bonavia research white spruce tree growth trends in Alaska’s Chugach Mountains.
What Are Stomata
Amanda Bonavia, Rockford University, Chicago, Illinois, was in Alaska researching white spruce biology for the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program under the direction of Bjartmar Sveinbjornsson, a professor of biological sciences and the director of the Environment and Natural Resources Institute at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
In our Boreal Forest Growth project, Sveinbjornsson, Bonavia and Russell are researching growth trends of boreal forest trees in the Chugach Mountains of South Central Alaska. They look to define the specifics of how white spruce trees are growing above the treeline. Bonavia images and compares tiny structures inside tree needles in the ‘What Are Stomata?’ video.
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