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Laura Toro-Gonzalez

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Laura Toro-Gonzalezshe/her | I am an ecologist studying tropical dry forests in Costa Rica and Colombia. I work in the Powers Lab.




Blog Posts by Laura Toro-Gonzalez

300 days without water - how tropical trees can survive drought

trees without leaves in background and trees with leaves in foreground
Photo credit: Dr. Jennifer S. Powers

Imagine that you are walking in a tropical forest in Costa Rica where most trees look like the ones in Minnesota during the winter -- leafless. You might be wondering how this can be possible. What can be causing these trees to lose their leaves?