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Science Cafe | Plants in Space: Athens, We Have a Problem, Oct. 14

From left, Alexander Meyers, Sarah Wyatt and Eric Land.Ohio University’s Science Café kicks off the fall season with a researcher’s worst nightmare. There’s trouble 250 miles above Earth. When your “astronauts” are tiny seedlings, things can go wrong on the International Space Station.  Dr. Sarah Wyatt returns to the café stage at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the […]

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Posted on 09/17/2021

Plant Biology Colloquium | How to Get a Job in Plant Biology, Sept. 17

Glenn Matlack, portraitThe Environmental & Plant Biology Colloquium Series presents Dr. Glenn Matlack discussing “How to Get a Job in Plant Biology” on Sept. 17 from 11:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. This talk is aimed at both graduate and undergraduate students and will be in person (Porter 104) and streamed online via […]

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Posted on 09/02/2021

Schenk to use desert flowers to pursue an unanswered question about macroevolution

Dr. John Schenk, portraitFrom Ohio University News What can researchers learn about evolution from a family of flowering desert plants common to North America? Quite a lot, especially if they can get a nearly complete picture of an entire genus and observe not just changes in form, but also changes in function. Scientists […]

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Posted on 08/16/2021

New B.S. in Environmental Science and Sustainability will prepare 21st century leaders

A student working at the Ohio University Student Farm | Photo by Ben SiegelFrom Ohio University News Ohio University’s new Environmental Science and Sustainability degree empowers students to discover knowledge in a hands-on learning environment that reaches across disciplines, preparing them to tackle global problems at national and local scales. “Knowledge of sustainability is critical to preparing our graduates to solve problems that […]

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Posted on 08/09/2021

Science Daily reports on Rothwell’s two new genera of ancient conifers from upper Cretaceous

Science Daily writes about research by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Gar Rothwell in an article headlined “Two new genera and species of conifers discovered from upper Cretaceous in Hokkaido, Japan.” In a recently published paper, a team of American paleobotanists describe two new genera of ancient conifers based on two beautifully […]

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Posted on 08/04/2021

Snell gets NSF grant to transform the model for examining climate change and forests

Rebecca Snell, portraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Rebecca Snell will construct a new way to predict how forests might respond to climate change—filling in some big gaps in scientists’ methods and knowledge—thanks to a National Science Foundation grant designed for potentially transformative research. Her study will bridge the space between empirical studies where […]

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Posted on 07/06/2021

Oyeyemi Ajayi Continues His Work on Plant Cell Walls, Biofuel Potential as Post-Doc

Oyeyemi Ajayi, outdoors smilingAs Oyeyemi Ajayi leaves Athens and heads to Penn State this month, his family is a little bigger, having welcomed a daughter, and his title is a little longer, having added a Ph.D. in Environmental & Plant Biology. He’s leaving cozy Athens for Happy Valley, another rustic college town. And […]

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Posted on 07/06/2021

Trustees approve Emeriti status for 9 Arts & Sciences faculty

Wilson Hall, photo taken from college greenNine College of Arts & Sciences faculty have been granted emeritus status this spring by the Ohio University Board of Trustees. This honor recognizes retired individuals who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to Ohio University and have been recommended by their colleagues and supervisors. June 2021 Mark Alicke, 30 […]

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Posted on 07/02/2021

Wyatt Receives Baker Award for ‘Plant Gravitropic Signaling: New Approaches to Old Questions’

Dr. Sarah Wyatt in the growth lab with a model of the Falcon rocket that will take their experiment to the International Space Station.Dr. Sarah Wyatt was one of five Ohio University faculty receiving John C. Baker Fund awards for research, scholarship and creative work during spring semester 2021. Wyatt is professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and director of the Molecular & Cellular Biology program. Endowed in 1961 by a gift of […]

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Posted on 05/10/2021

Class of 2021 | Abby Moore Is Taking Her Plant Genetics Experience to Oregon State

Abby Moore, portraitWhen Abby Moore graduates this spring, she’ll be the first in her family to go on to graduate school. At Ohio University, she majored in Environmental & Plant Biology and gained experience in plant genetics. This fall she’ll be starting a master’s program at Oregon State University. “I am really […]

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Posted on 04/29/2021