Division of Plant Pathology and Microbiology in Plant Sciences Department
Research project:
Study of long-term changes in saguaro demography across its range

A set of saguaro demography plots has been monitored since the 1950's. Through the study of these plots, long-term understanding of changes in the demography of this long-lived species across its native range has been gained. Additional work has focused on a 10 yr study of 1000 saguaros transplanted or preserved in place on a local golf course/housing development. This is the first and largest study of its kind.

For more information:

Dr. Betsy Pierson, piersone@u.arizona.edu

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