Post Tagged with: "environmental and plant biology news"

Science Cafe | Plants in Space: Athens, We Have a Problem, Oct. 14

From left, Alexander Meyers, Sarah Wyatt and Eric Land.

Ohio University’s Science Café kicks off the fall season with a researcher’s worst nightmare. There’s trouble 250 miles above Earth. When your “astronauts” are tiny seedlings, things can go wrong on the International Space Station.  Dr. Sarah Wyatt returns to the café stage at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the […]

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September 17, 2021 at 9:32 amEvents

Plant Biology Colloquium | How to Get a Job in Plant Biology, Sept. 17

Dr. Glenn Matlack

The Environmental & Plant Biology Colloquium Series presents Dr. Glenn Matlack discussing “How to Get a Job in Plant Biology” on Sept. 17 from 11:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. This talk is aimed at both graduate and undergraduate students and will be in person (Porter 104) and streamed online via […]

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September 2, 2021 at 8:00 pmNews

Schenk to use desert flowers to pursue an unanswered question about macroevolution

Dr. John Schenk

From Ohio University News What can researchers learn about evolution from a family of flowering desert plants common to North America? Quite a lot, especially if they can get a nearly complete picture of an entire genus and observe not just changes in form, but also changes in function. Scientists […]

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August 16, 2021 at 1:06 pmResearch

New B.S. in Environmental Science and Sustainability will prepare 21st century leaders

A student working at the Ohio University Student Farm | Photo by Ben Siegel

From Ohio University News Ohio University’s new Environmental Science and Sustainability degree empowers students to discover knowledge in a hands-on learning environment that reaches across disciplines, preparing them to tackle global problems at national and local scales. “Knowledge of sustainability is critical to preparing our graduates to solve problems that […]

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August 9, 2021 at 6:30 pmNews

Science Daily reports on Rothwell’s two new genera of ancient conifers from upper Cretaceous

Science Daily reports on Rothwell’s two new genera of ancient conifers from upper Cretaceous

Science Daily writes about research by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Gar Rothwell in an article headlined “Two new genera and species of conifers discovered from upper Cretaceous in Hokkaido, Japan.” In a recently published paper, a team of American paleobotanists describe two new genera of ancient conifers based on two beautifully […]

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August 4, 2021 at 6:57 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Snell gets NSF grant to transform the model for examining climate change and forests

Dr. Rebecca Snell

From Ohio University News Dr. Rebecca Snell will construct a new way to predict how forests might respond to climate change—filling in some big gaps in scientists’ methods and knowledge—thanks to a National Science Foundation grant designed for potentially transformative research. Her study will bridge the space between empirical studies where […]

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July 6, 2021 at 1:44 pmNews Research

Oyeyemi Ajayi Continues His Work on Plant Cell Walls, Biofuel Potential as Post-Doc

Oyeyemi Ajayi

As Oyeyemi Ajayi leaves Athens and heads to Penn State this month, his family is a little bigger, having welcomed a daughter, and his title is a little longer, having added a Ph.D. in Environmental & Plant Biology. He’s leaving cozy Athens for Happy Valley, another rustic college town. And […]

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July 6, 2021 at 12:58 pmNews Research