Tall trees and sugar transport

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
December 8, 2017

Tall trees and sugar transport

Jessica Savage

New research in Nature Plants by Jessica Savage, Juan Losada, and Missy Holbrook finally answers the long standing question of how trees maintain efficient sugar transport as they grow taller. They found that the phloem structure, the vascular tissue that transports carbohydrates, changes with increasing height. abstract» Harvard Gazette »

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Arnold Arboretum Announces 2017 Fellowships and Awards Recipients

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
March 31, 2017

Arnold Arboretum Announces 2017 Fellowships and Awards Recipients

Each year, the Arnold Arboretum selects a number of exciting independent research projects to support through its diverse array of endowed fellowship and award funds. The 2017 Fellows and Awardees are students, post-doctoral researchers, and biological and horticultural science professionals whose studies will utilize Arboretum plants, records, herbaria, library collections, or expertise.

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A Thirst for Knowledge

by Kasia Zieminska
March 25, 2017

2016 Putnam Fellow announced

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
July 14, 2016

2016 Putnam Fellow announced

Kasia Zieminska

Kasia Zieminska was awarded an Arnold Arboretum Putnam Fellowship. Kasia received her PhD in 2014 from Macquarie University in Sydney Australia where she worked with Mark Westoby and Ian Wright. At the Arboretum, Kasia will be studying the relationship between diversity in anatomical structure and water storage mechanisms and how this relationship influences plant biodiversity and ecological strategies. She will be focusing on ~25 diverse species in the Arboretum. Congratulations Kasia!

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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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Chase Mason accepts faculty position

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 27, 2016

What is in a pollination drop?

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
April 21, 2016

What is in a pollination drop?

Cary Pirone

Pollination drops are ovular secretions that form a landing site for pollen in many gymnosperms. Arboretum Putnam Fellow Cary Pirone-Davies and coworkers characterized both the proteins present in the pollination drops and the ovule transcriptome in Cephalotaxus. The results published in Annals of Botany, shed light on the pollination biology of Cephalotaxus. AoBBlog» abstract »

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Giant Pumpkins

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
November 2, 2015

Tree ring predictions

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
October 1, 2015

Phloem and plant ecology

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
July 20, 2015