Archive for August, 2014

#iamabotanist #reclaimthename #botany

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The Botanical Society of America issued a call for botanists to proclaim “I am a botanist” and reclaim the name. Many proud botanists from our and other botany labs at UF got together yesterday for this great photo.

Photo of proud botanists: #iamabotanist #reclaimthename #botany botany.org

#iamabotanist #reclaimthename #botany botany.org

Gene silencing via DNA methylation in naturally occurring Tragopogon miscellus (Asteraceae) allopolyploids

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Sehrish, T., V. V. Symonds, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, and J. A. Tate. 2014. Gene silencing via DNA methylation in naturally occurring Tragopogon miscellus (Asteraceae) allopolyploids. BMC Genomics 15:701. [Link to article on publisher's site]

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Using Comparative Biogeography to Retrace the Origins of an Ecosystem: The Case of Four Plants Endemic to the Central Florida Scrub

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
FL_Map_geol_timeGermain-Aubrey, C. C., P. S. Soltis, K. M. Neubig, T. Thurston, Douglas E. Soltis, and M. A. Gitzendanner. 2014. Using Comparative Biogeography to Retrace the Origins of an Ecosystem: The Case of Four Plants Endemic to the Central Florida Scrub. International Journal of Plant Sciences 175:418–431. [Link to Article]

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More great volunteers recognized!

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Congratulations to yet another group of great volunteers in the lab who have logged many hours helping grad students with their research:

  • Casandra Perez (200 hours!)
  • Kylie Beauchamp (100 hours!)
  • Kayla Ventura (100 hours!)

Thanks to these and all of our volunteers!

Doug at the Olympic-Distance National Triathlon Championships

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Doug.Milwaukee_triathalonCongratulations to Doug who qualified for and competed in the Olympic-Distance National Championships in Milwaukee last weekend!

He was awesome, with his fastest swim and run components ever and a fast bike ride on a course with elevation (which he doesn’t get here!), to turn in his second fastest time ever: 2:42:51.61! He placed 69th in his age group, beating over 700 other finishers overall!

Natural History Collections as Emerging Resources for Innovative Education

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
University of Florida undergraduate biology students on a museum field trip to collect plant specimens at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station.

University of Florida undergraduate biology students on a museum field trip to collect plant specimens at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station.

Cook, J. A., S. V. Edwards, E. A. Lacey, R. P. Guralnick, P. S. Soltis, D. E. Soltis, C. K. Welch, K. C. Bell, K. E. Galbreath, C. Himes, J. M. Allen, T. A. Heath, A. C. Carnaval, K. L. Cooper, M. Liu, J. Hanken, and S. Ickert-Bond. 2014. Natural History Collections as Emerging Resources for Innovative Education. BioScience 64:725–734. [Link to abstract on publisher's site]

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