This holiday season, discover how USC Dornsife scholars view trees. From the landscape of forests in the American West to sustainability to trees designed to study algebraic functions, our academic endeavors connect to a sturdy trunk of curiosity and explore issues across a broad canopy of disciplines.


USC Dornsife researchers study the Amazon to discover effects of climate change — and find hidden secrets in river water, sediment and leaves.

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In a canoe, USC Dornsife’s Sarah Feakins and her team negotiated a river through the lush rainforest in Peru. The researchers studied the erosive processes that carry Andean sediments and organic carbon down toward the sea.

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