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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

Eyitayo Co-Authors Article on Semi-Natural Grasslands and Power-Line Clearings

Damilola Eyitayo

Damilola Eyitayo, a graduate student in Environmental & Plant Biology, co-authored an article on “Can powerline clearings be managed to promote insect-pollinated plants and species associated with semi-natural grasslands?” in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning. Co-authors are Katrine Eldegard, Marit Helene Lie, and Stein R. Moe of Norwegian University of […]

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August 14, 2017 at 12:23 pmResearch

Vis and M.S. Students Present Research on Freshwater Red Algae

Danny Wolf at Phycological Society of America, Monterrey, CA

Dr. Morgan Vis, and two graduate students presented research on freshwater red algae at the Phycological Society of America’s annual meeting June 4-8 at Monterey, CA. Vis, Professor and Chair of Environmental & Plant Biology, presented a talk on “Biogeographic trends in Freshwater Red Algae.” Abstract: Molecular systematics research has […]

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June 14, 2017 at 10:51 amResearch

These Botanists are Really ‘Lichen’ Their Internship at the Wayne

Trevor Somogyi swimming in a sea of grass.

By Trevor Somogyi ’18 and Emily Penn ’18 Hello! This is the first of many blog posts written by the botany interns that aims to inform the public on all the cool things we’re doing during our summer at the Wayne National Forest. First, a little background on our internship […]

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June 9, 2017 at 3:03 pmNews

Vis Gets NSF OPUS Grant for Book on Freshwater Red Algae

Vis examining a freshwater red algae find

Dr. Morgan Vis, Professor and Chair of Environmental & Plant Biology, received an NSF Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS) award of $136,617 for her research on “OPUS: Synthesizing systematic research of freshwater red algae.”  Vis has been researching the systematics, biogeography and ecology of these algae for more […]

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May 16, 2017 at 9:14 amNews Research

Hermsen Presents on Understanding Fossil Record of the Water Clover Family

Dr. Elizabeth Hermsen

Dr. Elizabeth Hermsen, Assistant Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, presented a talk on “Progress and pitfalls in understanding the fossil record of the water clover family (Marsileaceae)” at the 34th Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium at the University of Michigan May 12-14. Abstract: The majority of the fossil record of Marsileaceae […]

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May 15, 2017 at 12:05 pmResearch

Welker Presents Poster on Fruits from Tennessee’s Gray Fossil Site

Stacy Welker presents her poster at the University of Michigan.

Undergraduate student Stacy Welker presented a poster on “Enigmatic four-chambered fruits from the Neogene Gray Fossil Site, eastern Tennessee” at the 34th Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium at the University of Michigan May 12-14. The poster was co-authored by another undergraduate student, Caroline Siegert of Honors Tutorial College, as well as Dr. […]

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May 15, 2017 at 11:46 amResearch