Trees are interesting as they are witness to changing environment! Although the trees just stand there without speaking, the ecological researchers still have much interests to explore and understand what these trees have experienced so far and will probably meet in the future.
That's why I want to understand the climate sensitivity of subtropical and tropical forests with combining and relating tree growth dynamic and forest productivity under changing climate. However across various scales, it would be very chanllengable to scale up from tree to whole stand level.
For future interest, my main idea is to monitor stem variations of tropical and particularly subtropical forests, thus figure out their situation, functions, and roles across forest vegetations.