Elena Kramer, currently on sabbatical at Weld Hill, received a NSF grant to use the new model system Aquilegia (columbine) to investigate the evolution and function of floral novelties. As outreach for the grant, Elena will utilize the plant’s recently sequenced genome to lead a module for the Crimson Summer Academy, a Harvard summer program for high school students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. Congratulations Elena!
William (Ned) Friedman and co-author Pam Diggle from the University of Colorado penned a review in Plant Cell detailing the origin and history of the study of plant evolution and development (evo-devo). more »abstract »
An article by Maciej Zwieniecki and colleagues published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface details a novel biomimicking technique to model phloem translocation. This paper was selected as a Faculty of 1000 “Must Read” paper in plant biology. abstract »
The Arnold Arboretum hosted a CTFS and SIGEO working group meeting organized by Stuart Davies, Matteo Detto, and Helene Muller-Landau to discuss instrumentation for large-scale forest dynamic plots. more »
In an article published in Nature, Peter Del Tredici and 18 fellow ecologists urge that conservation and management policies should be based on the ecological impacts of a species, not on its origins. more »abstract »
Cary Pirone was awarded a Putnam Fellowship at the Arnold Arboretum. She will use a combination of biochemical and anatomical approaches to study pollination drops in diverse gymnosperms. Congratulations Cary!