Featured scientist, Juniper Harrower, is conducting research on the interactions of moths and fungal networks in order to better understand Joshua tree survival at different elevations. It’s a complicated and fascinating look at what is happening around trees and out of sight, around their roots.
To see more of Juniper Harrower’s work, visit HeyJTree, a mock online dating site to meet Joshua trees from her ecology field research sites in Joshua Tree National Park.
Meanwhile, resource manager and botanist Neil Frakes and his associate Nick Graver are leading a project to describe the condition of Joshua trees at more than 30 sites initially described by a masters student named Hogan.
Joshua Tree stop motion animation by scientist Juniper Harrower