A Thirst for Knowledge

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 25, 2017

A Thirst for Knowledge

Summer 2016 represented another record-breaking year for global temperatures, and the Northeast experienced one of the most severe droughts in memory. We know that the ability of plants to store water in their tissues can serve as a buffer against drought and its detrimental effects, yet how they do so is not well understood. As […]

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Arboretum Putnam Fellows Announced

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 21, 2014

Arboretum Putnam Fellows Announced

2014 Putnam Fellows

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is pleased to announce that Dr. Ailene Ettinger and Dr. Jessica Savage were awarded Putnam Fellowships in Plant Science to conduct independent research utilizing the Arboretum’s plant collections. Ailene Ettinger received her doctoral degree from the University of Washington where she studied the role of climate and competition in […]

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Arboretum announces 2012 Putnam Fellowship award

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 12, 2012

Arboretum announces 2012 Putnam Fellowship award

The Arnold Arboretum is pleased to announce that Dr. Guang-You Hao was awarded a Putnam Fellowship to conduct independent research utilizing the Arboretum’s living collection. Dr. Hao received his PhD from the University of Miami and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010 where his work focused on the hydraulic properties of tropical plants in […]

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