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New Paper Published by Ph.D. Candidate Davis Blasini

New Paper Published by Ph.D. Candidate Davis Blasini

Lab member Davis Blasini recently published a paper in Plant, Cell and Environment, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The paper titled “Tradeoffs in Leaf Cooling and Hydraulic Safety in a Dominant Drid Land Riparian Tree Species” shows how warm adapted Fremont...

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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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New experimental common garden to study milkweed.

New experimental common garden to study milkweed.

A new experimental milkweed (Asclepias spp.) common garden is being constructed at Desert Botanical Garden and will allow for research on monarch and queen butterfly host suitability, pollinator support, and milkweed physiological responses to arid conditions. The...

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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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