Austin Garner awarded fellowships

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
August 23, 2017

Callin Switzer earns his doctorate

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 18, 2017

Graduate researchers become PhD candidates

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
April 28, 2017

Suvan Suni accepts faculty position

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
April 10, 2017

Asymmetric gene flow in Phlox

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
April 1, 2017

Asymmetric gene flow in Phlox

Phlox growing in the Weld Hill Greenhouses

Federico Roda,  Robin Hopkins and colleagues used genomic analyses to examine the role of gene flow in flower color divergence in Phlox drummondii. Comparing transcriptomes between four Phlox species, they found asymmetric gene flow consistent with the asymmetric morphological divergence in flower color. The results are published in Molecular Ecology. abstract »

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Honorable mention for Ben Goulet

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
March 17, 2017

Hybridization in plants

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
January 15, 2017

Science IRL Features Arboretum Scientists on Butterfly Behavior and Plant Evolution

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 19, 2016

Science IRL Features Arboretum Scientists on Butterfly Behavior and Plant Evolution

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How can butterfly behavior influence plant evolution? On the latest episode of Science IRL, Arnold Arboretum scientists Robin Hopkins and Heather Briggs take us through their research investigating this question. Watch the episode to get an inside look at their research into the effects of pipevine swallowtail behavior on the evolution of flower color in […]

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Bumblebee behavior

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
September 23, 2016

Bumblebee behavior

Callin Switzer

Some flowers release pollen out of small pores in the anthers. Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens Cresson) coax this pollen out by vibrating their bodies (buzz pollination or sonication). In research published in Apidologie, Callin Switzer and colleagues observed bumblebees in the urban environment of the Arboretum, the rural environment of the Concord Field Station and in the greenhouse. They found that they alter their sonication behavior depending on which plants they visit and the environmental conditions. abstract »

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What’s the buzz

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 2, 2016