Pam was invited to West Virginia University to give a talk about her research on islands. She also presented some preliminary data on the plants used by long-horned bees.
Rachael, Abagail, and Payton have returned to the lab this Fall as Creative Discovery Awardees! Rachael is looking into the pollen collected by two species of long-horned bees. Abagail is working with yellow-masked bees, and Payton is looking into the leaves used by alfalfa leaf-cutter bees for nest construction.
Rebecca presented a poster on her research on Bipolaris spp. infection of invasive Japanese stiltgrass at the Invasion Genomics Conference in Lafayette, Louisiana. This research was the result of Rebecca's summer CREU funded by the NSF grant Consortium for Plant Invasion Genomics.
Pam gave a talk at the Botany 2021 conference about the partnership between the Marshall University Herbarium and the Special Collections Department at MU. This talk was part of a Symposium organized by the Society of Herbarium Curators.
Three of our undergraduate researchers were awarded the Creative Discovery and Research Award for Fall 2021! Congratulations to Abagail, Rachael, and Payton, well done!
Zach was awarded the NASA WVSGC Graduate Research Fellowship to fund his graduate research on the phylogenetics diversity of the Rosids clade in West Virginia. Congratulations Zach!
This year, I am starting a new position as Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences and Curator of the Marshall University Herbarium!
I am teaching General Ecology (BIOL 364) this semester at NDSU while doing research with the ICE Network. It'll be a very exciting semester!