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Science in Real Life

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Collecting leaves from canopy

Jess Gersony, a graduate student in Harvard University's Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) Department, studies how trees respond to drought at the Harvard Forest, and is the guest star of a new episode on the You Tube channel 'Science in Real Life.' Fellow OEB graduate student Molly Edwards is the creator and host of this channel. Molly received a grant from the American Society of Plant Biologists to produce 10 episodes featuring the work of women plant biologists at leading research institutions across the country. The episode features a trip to the treetops on Harvard's bucket lift (affectionately nicknamed 'Bucky') and a demonstration of the pressure bomb, an instrument that measures how dry trees are. Jess is a student in Missy Holbrook's lab.

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