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Johnny Murray and John Corcella of the Renaissance Engineers help a child collect and measure water runoff from models of green and traditional rooftops. They build this system using an aquarium, rooftop shingles and the plant, Sedum.Dr. Kim Thompson, Environmental & Plant Biology Lecturer, received a $10,000 Zero Impact Fund award from PepsiCo for her proposed project, Advancing Sustainability at Ohio University with a Green Roof. Green roofs incorporate vegetation on rooftops, increasing energy efficiency through insulation and heat offsets, reducing and purifying stormwater runoff, increasing […]

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 14

Margaret Gatonye conducted several farm visits together with the Rural Action team to understand and learn from the Amish growers, group shown here standing beside buggy.Margaret Gatonye, an African Studies master’s student from Kenya, has been working this semester as a Food Studies theme graduate intern with with Rural Action, a non-profit organization that aims at working together with local communities to revitalize Appalachian Ohio. With Dr. Theresa Moran, Food Studies Director, Gatonye is working […]

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 09

Michael Held, portrait in labDr. Ahmed Faik, Associate Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology at Ohio University, is the principal investigator on a one-year $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative exploratory research grant program for a project titled “Developing A High-Throughput Analytical Tool For Plant Cell Wall […]

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 07

Dr. Art TreseThe Postquoted Dr. Art Trese, Associate Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, in a story headlined “Athens and Ohio University collaborate to make sustainable agriculture accessible for students.” The Ohio University Student Farm is a diversified, small scale, hand-powered produce farm that spans 1.3 acres, said Arthur Trese, an associate […]

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 07

Alexander Meyers at ASPB Midwest regionalAlexander Meyers, graduate student in Environmental & Plant Biology and the Molecular and Cellular Biology program, was selected to be an American Society of Plant Biologists Ambassador. “ASPB Ambassadors are early career scientists (students and postdocs) and industry employees enlisted to communicate the mission and vision of the society to […]

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 06

Ava Heller helps a schoolchild use a microscope.Undergraduate student Ava Heller was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Norman S. Cohn Research Fellowship in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology. The fellowship of $2,000 helps an undergraduate student to pursue research in plant cellular and molecular biology in a laboratory associated with the Environmental & Plant Biology […]

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 06

Dr. Art TreseWOUB Digital quoted Dr. Art Trese, Associate Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, and Dr. Theresa Moran, Assistant Professor & Food Studies Theme Director, in a story headlined “Getting Down and Dirty in Student Garden.” It was a space where students could learn how to plant small gardens just to […]

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 04

From left, award winners Anne Sternberger, Calvin Coffin, Abigail Moore,Graduate and undergraduate students from Environmental & Plant Biology won three presentation and two poster awards at the ASPB Midwest regional meeting March 16-17 at West Virginia University. 2nd place graduate talkAnne Sternberger (Wyatt lab) 3rd place graduate talk Kelsey Bryant (Rosenthal Lab) 3rd place undergraduate talkAlexander Bochenek (Hua lab) […]

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 02

Sarah Wyatt at Columbus Science Pub, standing at microphoneDr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology at Ohio University, gave a Columbus Science Pub talk, “Plants in Orbit,” on March 7. The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Wyatt studies how plants grow by […]

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Mar 15

Grouip shot of The 2019 winners are Proma Basu, Michelle Michael, Rebecca Keogh, and Anne Sternberger.College of Arts & Sciences students took some of the top honors at the 2019 Ohio University Three Minute Thesis (3MT) on Feb. 19. Anne Sternberger took second place for her presentation on “Figuring out flowers: Insight into the mixed breeding system of violets.” She is a graduate student in […]

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environmental and plant biology news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Mar 05

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