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Completion of PhD by lab member Dr. Davis Blasini

Completion of PhD by lab member Dr. Davis Blasini

Dr. Davis Blasini successfully defended his dissertation in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Davis’ dissertation focused on patterns of local adaptation to heat stress in the foundation tree species, Fremont cottonwood. Davis is currently...

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National Science Foundation Grant Funded

National Science Foundation Grant Funded

Dr. Luiza Aparecido and Dr. Kevin Hultine were recently awarded a $1million grant along with collaborator Dr. Benjamin Blonder of UC Berkeley. The four-year project titled “Alternative Leaf Water Use Strategies in Hot Environments” will study water use strategies of...

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Seed Lab Receives Funding to Propagate Rare Arizona Orchid

Seed Lab Receives Funding to Propagate Rare Arizona Orchid

  The Seed Lab recently received funding to propagate the federally endangered Canelo Hills ladies’ tresses orchid (Spiranthes delitescens), a very rare plant native to southern Arizona. Orchid seeds are unique because they require a specific type of fungus in...

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Scholarship awarded to M.S. student Madeline Moran

Scholarship awarded to M.S. student Madeline Moran

Madeline received the Gertrude Claypool Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. This need-based scholarship is open to ASU students who are studying horticulture, botany, conservation, forestry, and other related fields. The scholarship goes towards covering...

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