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Plant Biology Alumni, Faculty, Students Honor Cohn at Research Symposium

Left to right: Dr. Bob Goldberg, Dr. Ralph Quatrano, Stacy Welker, Dr. Dean DellaPenna, and Dr. Morgan Vis

By MC Tilton PACE Writer Ohio University Environmental & Plant Biology alumni, faculty and students gathered Sept. 9 to honor the late Dr. Norman S. Cohn, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, at the Norman S. Cohn Research Symposium. The daylong symposium included presentations on current plant cell and molecular biology research by […]

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September 12, 2017 at 11:49 amAlumni News

Alumni, Rothwell Featured on Cover of International Journal of Plant Sciences

Brian Atkinson

Research by Ohio University alumni Brian Atkinson ’12 and Dr. Ruth Stockey ’74 along with Dr. Gar Rothwell was featured on the cover of the September 2017 issue of International Journal of Plant Sciences. Their article is titled “The early phylogenetic diversification of Cornales: permineralized cornalean fruits from the Campanian […]

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September 1, 2017 at 12:40 pmAlumni Research

Holmes and Matlack Co-Author Article on Species Composition of Second Growth Forests over 100 Years

Marion Holmes

Graduate student Marion Holmes and Dr. Glenn Matlack co-authored an article on “Agricultural history drives structure and tree species composition of second growth forest over 100 years in southeastern Ohio, USA” in the Journal of Vegetation Science. Homles is a Ph.D. student, and Matlack is Associate Professor of Environmental and […]

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August 31, 2017 at 2:07 pmResearch

Grad Students Take Passion for Plants to Summer Camps

Campers examined the modified leaves (needles) that help cacti stay cool in the hot, dry desert by reducing water loss.

Graduate students from the of Environmental & Plant Biology Department Graduate Student Association made time this summer to share their knowledge and love of plants with young people at Camp Oty’okwa and Good Works. These Ohio University students spent much of the summer in the field and lab collecting data for […]

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August 26, 2017 at 6:15 pmNews

Vis Wins Award for Best Phylogeny/Taxonomy Poster at International Phycological Congress

Dr. Morgan Vis

  Dr. Morgan Vis, Professor and Chair of Environmental & Plant Biology, attended the 11th International Phycological Congresss in Szczecin, Poland in August. Vis presented a poster on “Systematic Revision of the sister genera Lemanea and Paralemanea (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta).” She and her co-authors (K. Müller, J. Kwandrans, R. Sheath, P. Eloranta, […]

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August 26, 2017 at 2:05 pmResearch

Working on the Wayne | An Ending Note

Working on the Wayne | An Ending Note

By Kyle Brooks ’17 Wildlife and Conservation Biology major As they say, all good things must come to an end. Back in May, I published a post on this Forum about the beginning of my internship with Wayne National Forest. That internship has since come to an end, and I […]

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August 19, 2017 at 4:23 pmNews

At U.S. National Arboretum | Helping Fern Valley Pollinators

Monarch butterfly feeding on Asclepias incarnata, commonly known as swamp milkweed.

By Tag Hauschild ’18 Plant Biology intern at the U.S. National Arboretum Pollinator populations are on the decline in the United States. Bees are not the only pollinator experiencing dwindling numbers; butterflies are another species that are being heavily affected. While butterflies are not as efficient at pollination as bees, […]

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August 17, 2017 at 10:35 pmNews