Arboretum announces 2019 research awardees

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 16, 2019

Arboretum announces 2019 research awardees

research awards 2019

Each spring the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University offers a research fellowship and a number of awards to support independent research projects submitted by students, post-doctoral researchers, and biological and horticultural science professionals. Stemming from the Arboretum’s mission to support and facilitate scientific inquiry and knowledge sharing about the plant kingdom, these opportunities enable researchers […]

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New truffle species discovered at the Arnold Aboretum

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 24, 2016

New truffle species discovered at the Arnold Aboretum

Rosanne Healy

In a newly published study, Rosanne Healy (2013 Sargent Award recipient) and colleagues detected eight truffle species (genus Tuber), including a brand new species previously unknown to science, in the root communities of some of our trees. To honor the location of its discovery, the truffle has been named Tuber arnoldianum. abstract» Read more in the Boston Globe.

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Fungi colonization of nonnative plants

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 3, 2016

Fungi colonization of nonnative plants

Stacey Leicht-Young (2013 Putnam Fellow), Rosanne Healy (2013 Sargent Award recipient) and Peter Del Tredici (Senior Scientist Emeritus) collaborated on a project to examine the associations of nonnative plants with the native fungal community in the field. They found that Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. or Oriental bittersweet is colonized by native endomycorrhizal fungi, potentially aiding the ability of oriental bittersweet to move into new landscapes. abstract »

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Arboretum grants research awards

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 19, 2016

Arboretum grants research awards

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The Arboretum is pleased to announce the 2016 Arboretum Award recipients. Several graduate students are being supported by these awards including Alexander Susko and Jonathan Mahoney (Deland Award), Callin Switzer (Sinnott Award), Meng Li (Hu Award) and Meghna Krishnadas (Ashton Award). Adam Roddy (post-doctoral fellow at Yale University) and Danilo Fernando (Associate Professor at the State University of New York) were awarded the Jewett Prize. The research of Kuo-Fang Chung (Associate Research Fellow in Taiwan) and Dan Sullivan (Arnold Arboretum Visiting Fellow) is supported by the Sargent Award. Congratulations!

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2015 Arboretum Award recipients

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
April 19, 2015

2015 Arboretum Award recipients

The Arboretum is pleased to announce the 2015 Arboretum Award recipients. Graduate students supported by the awards include Steve Decina from Boston University (Deland Award) and Nalaka Geekiyanage from Kyoto University in Japan (Ashton Award). Jianhua Li, associate professor of biology at Hope College and Luke Keogh, post-doctoral fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Germany were awarded the Sargent Award. Congratulations!

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Crabapple database

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
September 1, 2014

2014 Arboretum Award recipients

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
March 19, 2014

2014 Arboretum Award recipients

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The Arboretum is pleased to announce the 2014 Arboretum Award recipients. Several graduate students are being supported by these awards including Laura Garrison and Kristel Schoonderwoerd (Deland Award), Bryan Connolly ( Cunin/Sigal Award), Meng Li (Hu Award) and Janice Chan (Ashton Award). Ling Guo, curator at the Beijing Botanic Garden, was awarded the Jewett Prize. Andrew Groover, geneticist at the USDA Forest Service, is supported by the Sargent Award. Congratulations!

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2013 recipients of Arboretum Awards

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
August 23, 2013

Arboretum fellowships and awards

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
August 26, 2012

Deland Award recipients announced

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 25, 2011