Kalmia latifolia

by Brendan Keegan, Landscape Crew Gardener
June 14, 2019

Kalmia latifolia

Kalmia latifolia flowers

The small, fast Telico River is a jewel of east Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest. Its clear waters tumble past moss-covered riverbanks while mountain laurels (Kalmia latifolia) abound on the steep, rocky hillsides. My father often fly-fishes there, casting for the brook trout that sway beneath the rapids. When the Arboretum’s mountain laurels explode with flowers […]

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Robin Hopkins receives NSF grant to study speciation

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
April 15, 2019

Robin Hopkins receives NSF grant to study speciation

Robin Hopkins

Plants fuel Earth’s biodiversity, connecting humans to all parts of the biological world around them. Giving scientists and non-scientists access to accurate knowledge about the evolutionary forces that generate species is the motivating force behind the work of Robin Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard and Faculty Fellow at the Arnold […]

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Science on the road

by Robin Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Faculty Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
March 29, 2019

Science on the road

Science conference Hopkins

With the start of spring, we are all looking for a little inspiration and new life. I said goodbye to winter and hello to spring at a scientific conference in sunny California along with two graduate students in the Hopkins Lab, Ben Goulet and Austin Garner. There we shared exciting new research results and learned […]

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Polyploid populations

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
January 1, 2019

Robin Hopkins receives teaching award

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 23, 2018

Reinforcement in Phlox

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 20, 2018

Genetic mechanisms of reinforcement

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 1, 2018

Catapulting pollen

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
March 1, 2018

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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Hybridization in plants

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