Risks of false spring

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
April 18, 2019

Franchesco Molina earns his doctorate

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
April 1, 2019

Graduate researcher becomes PhD candidate

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
March 1, 2019

Precocious flowering and vascular function

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
February 11, 2019

Precocious flowering and vascular function

Jessica Savage

As a Putnam Fellow, Jessica Savage focused on how the vascular system influences the timing of flowering in trees. Published in American Journal of Botany, her research shows that trees that flower before they leaf out invest more resources for flower development the previous year rather than in the spring before the vascular system is fully functional. Abstract»

Continue reading


Experimental design recommendations

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
February 1, 2019

Polyploid populations

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
January 1, 2019

Complex responses to phenological cues

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
August 1, 2018

Complex responses to phenological cues

Understanding the role of different cues, like temperature and chilling, is important to predict how plant phenology, or the timing of life cycle events, will respond to climate change. Published in New Phytologist, Dan Flynn and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Wolkovich manipulated various cues using a growth chamber to understand this complex process. Abstract»

Continue reading


Diversity in wind-pollinated plants

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 28, 2018

Diversity in wind-pollinated plants

Juan Losada

While diversity in flower structure, color, and morphology has been studied extensively in animal-pollinated plants , much less is understood about why wind-pollinated plants also exhibit diversity in reproductive structures. Published in Annals of Botany, Juan Losada, Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum, and Andrew Leslie, Assistant Professor at Brown University examined this diversity in conifers. Abstract»

Continue reading


Marjorie Lundgren awarded grant

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 25, 2018

Marjorie Lundgren awarded grant

Marjorie Lundgren

Dr. Marjorie Lundgren, a postdoctorate research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visiting fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, won a British Ecological Society Small Research Grant of £4875 (about $6,525) for her project “Manipulating source-sink relationships to understand perenniality” in Brachypodium grasses, in collaboration with Professors David Des Marais of MIT and Barry Logan of Bowdoin College. Congratulations Marjorie!

Continue reading


Robin Hopkins receives teaching award

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 23, 2018