Post Tagged with: "environmental and plant biology research"

Rosenthal Authors Article on Soybean Response to Elevated Carbon Dioxide

Dr. David Rosenthal measures photosynthetic parameters of American and hybrid chestnuts grown at temperature and CO2 levels predicted for later this century.

Dr. David Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology at Ohio University, co-authored an article on “Leaf and canopy scale drivers of genotypic variation in soybean response to elevated carbon dioxide concentration” in Global Change Biology. Co-authors on the article are Alvaro Sanz-Saez, Robert P. Koester, Christopher M. Montes, […]

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May 9, 2017 at 3:15 pmResearch

Tomeo Authors Article on Tradeoff Between Photosynthesis and Water Use in Soybeans

Nicholas Tomeok monitors the health of soybean plants, his research subjects for several studies, as they grow in environmentally controlled chambers.

Two Environmental & Plant Biology researchers published the article Mesophyll conductance among soybean cultivars sets a tradeoff between photosynthesis and water-use March 7 in Plant Physiology. Nicholas Tomeo is a graduate student, and Dr. David Rosenthal is Assistant Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology. Abstract: Photosynthetic efficiency is a critical […]

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May 9, 2017 at 1:39 pmResearch

Rothwell, Two Alumni Featured on Cover of Botany

Cover of American Journal of Botany featuring microscopic photo of moss.

Research by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Gar Rothwell and two Ohio University alumni was featured on the cover of the April 2017 edition of American Journal of Botany. Their article—“Extending the fossil record of Polytrichaceae: Early Cretaceous Meantoinea alophosioides gen. et sp. nov., permineralized gametophytes with gemma cups from Vancouver Island”—discusses […]

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April 26, 2017 at 11:27 amAlumni Research

Eight Arts & Sciences Faculty Awarded OHIO Research Seed Funds

Dr. Ashwini Ganeshan

College of Arts & Sciences faculty received seven out of 10 Ohio University Research Committee faculty awards for funding during its spring 2017 cycle. In total, the Ohio University Research Committee awarded $74,524. The program, which is funded by the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, provides seed money […]

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April 23, 2017 at 2:08 pmNews

Eight A&S Students Get OHIO Student Enhancement Awards

Amanda Biederman

Eight College of Arts & Sciences graduate students received Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards in spring 2017. Three of them are from Environmental & Plant Biology. And Dr. Viorel Popescu‘s lab in Biological Sciences features two winners. History and Psychology also were represented. The Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards program […]

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April 17, 2017 at 4:19 pmResearch

Showalter Receives Baker Fund Award for Research on Biosynthesis of Arabinogalactan-Proteins in Arabidopsis

Dr. Allan Showalter’s lab is studying Arabidopsis thaliana, a plant commonly used as a model organism for genetic studies.

Dr. Allan Showalter, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, received a Baker Fund award of $12,000 for his research on “Glucuronosyltransferase Genes Involved in the Biosynthesis and Function of Arabinogalactan-Proteins in Arabidopsis: A Genetic Mutant Analysis.” The John C. Baker Fund awarded $67,163 total to six faculty proposals for research, […]

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April 17, 2017 at 3:51 pmResearch

Undergrad Explores Peanut Plants as Natural Fertilizer

Undergrad Explores Peanut Plants as Natural Fertilizer

By Heather Willard, PACE Writer Jordan Francisco, a junior in Environmental & Plant Biology, did not spend his summer like most college students. He used a Provost Undergraduate Research Fund grant to design and conduct a study of peanut plants’ potential as a natural fertilizer. “Peanuts are legumes, which naturally […]

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February 17, 2017 at 11:25 amResearch