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Two Plant Biology Students Get Enhancement Awards

Anne Sternberger

From Office of Research News Two Environmental & Plant Biology graduate student received Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. A total of 27 students received $131,187 in funding. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President […]

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March 29, 2018 at 2:37 pmNews Research

New Cellular Slime Mold Family Named after Professor Emeritus Cavender

Dr. James Cavender

By MC Tilton, PACE Writer A new cellular slime mold family and genus have been named after Dr. James Cavender, Professor Emeritus of Environment & Plant Biology, whose decades of work have distinguished him as the leading expert on Dictyostelids. When Cavender began working on his Ph.D. in the early […]

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March 27, 2018 at 10:11 amNews Research

15,000 Miles Later, Svoboda Contributing to Family Tree of Passionflowers

Harlan Svoboda

By MC Tilton, PACE Writer In search of preserved specimens of passionflowers, Harlan Svoboda traveled more than 15,000 miles last summer to herbaria in the United States and Mexico. Now he’s back in the lab at Ohio University using DNA to create the first phylogenetic tree of a complex group […]

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March 9, 2018 at 3:26 pmResearch

Food Sovereignty Collaboration Brings Ecuadorian Faculty to OHIO

R. Montúfar, T. Moran, M. Nally, D. Bikowski, & M. Ayala at the Community Food Initiatives’ Seed to Sustainability Workshop in Athens, January 2018

By Dawn Bikowski Director of the English Language Improvement Program How do the seed-saving practices in Southeast Ohio compare with the struggles and triumphs of food sovereignty in the Andes of Ecuador? Dr. Rommel Montúfar (Biological Sciences, Pontíficia Universidad Católica del Ecuador), and Michael Ayala (Agricultural Sciences, Universidad Central del […]

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February 21, 2018 at 10:22 amNews

OHIO’s Small Seed Project Blossoms into International Partnership

Ms. M. Teresa C. Cacuango, community member in Pichinga Province, Ecuador

By Dawn Bikowski Director of the English Language Improvement Program Ohio University faculty traveled to Ecuador in December as part of a research and community capacity-building project involving local agro-biodiversity and food sovereignty in two regions—Southeastern Ohio and the Andes outside of Quito. The project, “Facilitating & Sharing International Community-Based […]

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January 29, 2018 at 11:11 amNews Research

Showalter, Popescu, Allan Receive Ohio University Research Committee Funding

Dr. Darcey Allan

The Ohio University Research Committee selected five faculty proposals, including three College of Arts & Sciences faculty, for funding during its fall 2017 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $38,852. The program, which is funded by the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, provides seed money for new faculty […]

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January 13, 2018 at 8:59 amResearch

Species Named in Honor of Professor Emeritus, Dr. Jim Braselton

Dr. James Braselton

Dr. James Braselton, Professor Emeritus in Environmental & Plant Biology, was recognized for accomplishments in the field of Plasmodiophorids with the naming of a new species of plant parasite, Maullinia braseltonii sp. nov. “The species epithet refers to James P. Braselton, a well renowned researcher in the field of phytomyxid morphology […]

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December 14, 2017 at 11:17 amNews