Year 2 field work: flowering phenology 🌸🗓 advanced by 2 weeks!308 trees, 77 genotypes, crabapple flower microbiome collection 🍎 🌸🦠 is done in 2 days…
Genomics of adaptation
First time driving a golf cart for field work! We are measuring flower color🌸using digital photography📷 in crabapples🍎
A fun hunt for wild strawberries🍓at Holden Arboretum today. Some octoploid🧬🧬🧬🧬🧬🧬🧬🧬🍓are already flowering🌸(April 20)!
We are transferring thousands of sterile plants🌱 into culture bags to sleep in ❄️ and wait for experiments🧫🦠🧬
🎉 Paper published in Oecologia: Diversity and composition of pollen loads carried by pollinators🐝are primarily driven by insect traits, not floral🌸community characteristics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-021-04911-0
✨ New paper submitted: how plant mutualistic and antagonistic interactions at the rhizosphere and phyllosphere influence bidirectional relationships between floral VOCs and floral microbiome 🌸🦠
😎 Crazy apparatus for measuring 🍓 leaf hydraulics💧 by Dr. Randy Long for a collaborative project with the Stuble Lab and Wei Lab at Holden.
🎉 Paper accepted by Molecular Ecology: Pollinators🐝 mediate floral🌸 microbial diversity and network🦠 under agrochemical disturbance. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15890