Trapped for a noble cause

by Harold Suárez-Baron, Arnold Arboretum Deland Fellow
October 3, 2018

Trapped for a noble cause

Harold Suarez Baron

by Harold Suárez-Baron, Arnold Arboretum Deland Fellow Flowering plants represent nearly ninety-five percent of all described species in the plant kingdom and display extraordinary diversity in their floral anatomy. This astonishing variation is paralleled by the sophisticated ways in which flowers are pollinated. For many plants pollination occurs through an interplay of visual, olfactory, and […]

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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»

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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!

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Robin Hopkins receives teaching award

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

Reinforcement in Phlox

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 20, 2018

Ben Goulet receives award

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

Genetic mechanisms of reinforcement

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

In plant tug-of-war, mom wins

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 15, 2018

Catapulting pollen

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

Expanding the reach of the bionic leaf

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
February 3, 2018

Expanding the reach of the bionic leaf

Postdoctoral fellow Kelsey Sakimoto

Scientists estimate that food supplies will need to double by 2050 to meet demand. In greenhouse experiments conducted at the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard researchers discovered a way to more than double crop size by introducing a soil bacterium that converts nitrogen from the atmosphere into robust and sustainable fertilizer.

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