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Plant Focus

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A guest post by Matt Candeias, host of the In Defense of Plants podcast and blog

Oaks, Climate Change and Crowdfunding

Alexandra Todorovic-Jones, a graduate student at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies contacted us through the website to draw our attention to her project.  With fellow student Kyra Prats, she is planning a study on the susceptibility of oaks to climate change.  The two women will focus specifically on two species of oaks, Quercus suber L. and Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus. And they plan to go and see these two species in situ, in Spain for Kyra and in India for Alex.  To do so, they are seeking funding, 5,000 USD, through a crowdfunding platform called Experiment.  The platform seeks funds for scientific research only.  People interested can pledge any amount of money, but if the goal is not reached nobody is charged.  

 

The project is detailed here ​experiment.com/climatechange and there is also a press release here