Seeing environmental change from tree growth
To improve the understanding of the drivers of tree growth in Australia’s semi-arid environments using tree rings and correlations to circulation systems.
Description of work:
Complete environmental fieldwork in semi-arid Australia to recover wood samples with a research team.
Develop insights into the ocean and atmosphere circulation systems that drive regional climates that are recorded in the trees’ growth.
Collect environmental data and concepts to interpret ring width variations measured using a microscope.
Analyse the ring widths and other data to identify key drivers of environmental change in Australian semi-arid environments and in surrounding oceans.