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Project Leader(s): 

Postdoctoral fellow: Dr. Maurizio Ceseri, Mathematics, Simon Fraser University

Lead faculty member: Dr. John Stockie, Mathematics, Simon Fraser University

This project aims to investigate the physical and biological processes that initiate sap flow in maple trees during early spring when maple sap is harvested. Our study will be centered around developing a mathematical model that captures both sap flow and heat transport in the porous wood tissue, and then investigating solutions using a combination of analytical and numerical techniques.