It all started in 2015, when an unexpected flooding forced us to adapt and Lupillo came up with the idea of poking roots with a steel rod. In no time after that, we were exploring root graft frequency in a Mexican mangrove forest.
Having all together for the first time was very exiting!. We discussed the synergies of our expertise and defined a working program that will allow us to combine our disciplines in a dynamic innovative way. We also spent some time discussing beer gardens and sun!
From the 31st May to the 5th of June, 2019. Alec and Nadezhda took the lead introducing the team to the uso of the Heat Field Deformation method to measure Sap flow in trees. This method allows to detect the sap flow rate and as well as its direction at a whole tree level.