I have finished my Capstone paper and will be officially submitting tomorrow. I am planning to collaborate with my friend and fellow peer Zack Buckley on writing and publishing a paper about our pinuses. We are also planning on attending the 9th California Islands Symposium. Below is a YouTube video I made about my Capstone research … Continue reading Capstone Paper & Future For My Project →
My SAGE poster will be submitted at the end of this week. I have made great improvements of its design over the past few weeks. All I have left to do is finish my capstone paper. I am just having some issue with how to conduct my common garden statistics on SPSS. Hopefully, I will … Continue reading Poster For SAGE And Overall Update →
Once this month watering is done, I will be finished collecting data on the Torrey pines growth rate and heath within each treatment. High leaf litter and high water is still the highest rate of Torrey pine saplings occurring. My hypothesis of which treatments would work best for Torrey pine sapling growth is correct, which was … Continue reading Torrey Pine Common Garden Update! →
This past week, I have been editing and working on my capstone paper. I am going to work on my statistical data and my poster board during this week to be prepared for the SAGE conference coming up. Common Garden Update: My few saplings that have sprouted are still growing strong!
There seems to be more and more new Torrey pines sprouting, but there are still only a few, so far, that have germinated. Although, I believe that they take longer to germinate due to the shell being thick and hard to break open (Image 1). Right now, majority of the growth is the leaf litter … Continue reading Common Garden Update →
I finally have Torrey pine sapling growth! It took longer than expected to see grow within the Torrey pine seedlings. Currently, I am monitoring the growth of these seeds every three days. They are on a strict water regime, which is based off of the Western Regional Climate Center’s weather monitoring system. This climate monitoring system … Continue reading Finally, Torrey pine growth!!!! →
The common garden has shown no growth yet. This past weekend, I went to Owens Valley for my Water Resource Management class, so I had my friend Melinda water the plants and she found no growth. I am hoping to see some growth by the end of this week.
This past week, I was working on my results where I found that there is a decline in the Torrey pine population growth within the demography plots. It is quiet fascinating, in how Travis Hall and Andrew Brinkman found that the population was increasing with their data collection. Additionally, it will be interesting to see … Continue reading Results and Common Garden Update →
Last weekend, I went to Torrey Pine State Natural Reserve (TPSNR) to collect cones for my common garden experiment. I was able to collect enough seeds from 20 trees that are feasible for my experiment. It was a very different environment than being out on the island, because there were a lot of people and … Continue reading TPSNR and Common Garden Update! →