Tumamoc Talks

The impacts of winter snow and summer monsoon rains on forest water stress across the southwestern US - a story of the past and future

Photo of Dr. Jia Hu


5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 12, 2023

Join us for our first installment of the Fall semester's Tumamoc Talks! These talks bring together University of Arizona research to the greater Tucson community. 

Join Dr. Jia Hu to learn about the effects of monsoon rains on Ponderosa pine forests across the Southwestern United States. By sampling tree cores in 17 tree populations in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, Dr. Hu and her lab have reconstructed forest responses to changes in precipitation and atmospheric aridity from the 1960’s to present day. She will focus on the most recent megadrought (year 2000 - present) and how forest responses seem to have shifted in their ability to deal with changes in climate.

Our speaker:

Dr. Jia Hu, is Associate Professor and Associate Director in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at University of Arizona and Affiliate Faculty at the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research. She is also the Host Institution Director for the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center at University of Arizona.

Tumamoc Talks are located at the Boathouse at the base of Tumamoc Hill. 

Learn more and RSVP at tumamoc-hill@arizona.edu.