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Spring Break 2020 | Tropical Diversity in Panama, Study Abroad Unplugged

OHIO students on their way to the Institute of Tropical Ecology and Conservation, only accessible by boat.By Becca Wagenknecht ’21 B.S. Environmental and Plant Biology, Ohio University On March 7, 2020, 15 other undergraduates and I traveled to Bocas Del Toro, Panama on a university-sponsored program—Panama: Tropical Biology—to study the plant and animal diversity in the tropical rainforest. For a week we stayed at an off-grid […]

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Posted on 04/21/2020

Life at the Student Farm | I Wish I’d Found it Sooner

A variety of greens grow in the high tunnel at the OHIO Student Farm.By Richard Hardimon Ohio University Before the social distancing and stay at home orders were implemented, I spent my time as a work study student at the Ohio University Student Farm. It’s a hidden gem of the campus, being located near the Innovation center, and I do mean a gem. […]

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Posted on 03/31/2020

Plant Biology Student Receives Student Enhancement Award

Oyeyemi Ajayi portraitFrom Research Communications An Environmental & Plant Biology graduate students is among the 2020 recipients of the Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards program, which provided 21 students with a total of $121,948 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. Oyeyemi Ajayi (graduate student, Environmental and […]

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Posted on 03/29/2020

Grad Student Preps for Space Flight in Apartment-Turned-Lab

Falcon lift off shot by Sarah Wyatt  It’s easy for the tiny seeds to practice social distancing on their flight up to the International Space Station. They’re on an unmanned SpaceX rocket. But making sure they don’t germinate too early is a problem that has to be solved back on Earth, where Ohio University has asked […]

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Posted on 03/25/2020

Ag Connection Covers DeForest, Snell Research on Soil Nutrients, Rise in Maples

Jared DeForest, portraitThe Minnesota Ag Connection, the New York Ag Connection, and the Michigan Ag Connection all printed an Ohio University news release about Dr. Jared DeForest, Associate Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, who co-authored the study, Tree growth response to shifting soil nutrient economy depends on mycorrhizal associations, published Feb. 17 […]

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Posted on 03/12/2020

Message from the Chair | Let Me Know What You Are Doing!

Environmental & Plant Biology professor Dr. Allan Showalter presenting his research at the MCB retreat.By Dr. Allan Showalter Professor & Chair of Environmental & Plant Biology Greetings PBIO alumni, students, faculty, and staff! It remains my privilege to serve as chair of this outstanding department. This newsletter highlights some of the great things that our faculty, staff, and students are doing. If you are […]

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Posted on 03/08/2020

CANCELED | Sign Up Now | Tech Savvy for Girls in Grades 6-9 is May 9

Girls race the cars they built in the Fuel Cell Car workshop.Note: This event is canceled. Girls in grades 6-9 are invited to Tech Savvy, hosted by Ohio University on May 9, 2020. Register online for Tech Savvy. A full day of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities with scientists runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Walter Hall. […]

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Posted on 03/05/2020

Living Architecture Monitor Quotes Thompson on OHIO’s Green Roof Project

Dr. Kim Thompson, photo taken in outdoor settingThe Living Architecture Monitor quotes Dr. Kim Thompson, Assistant Professor of Instruction in Environmental & Plant Biology, in a story headlined “Ohio University Receives Grants for Green Roof Project.” Right now the roof connected to the third floor of Schoonover Center at Ohio University is empty. Small pieces of equipment […]

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Posted on 03/05/2020

Moran, Trese, Kostansek Present on Creative Models for Financing the Farm

Dr. Theresa Moran, Dr. Art Trese, and Joy KostansekDr. Theresa Moran, Dr. Art Trese, and Joy Kostansek attended the Farm to Institution New England Campus Farmer Summit on Feb. 22 to present a session on “Financing the Farm: Creative Models + Financial Infrastructure” about their work with the OHIO Student Farm. Held at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., this […]

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Posted on 03/03/2020

Scientists Show How Soil Changes May Trigger Rise of Maple Tree Population in Forests

Old hardwood forestFrom Ohio University News A recent Ohio University study offers new information about how changes in the nutrient composition of the soil in forests could be leading to a rise in the maple tree population while suppressing the growth of oaks. The research has implications for forest management practices, as […]

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Posted on 03/03/2020