The National Academy of Sciences announced today that Pam Soltis has been elected to the Academy.
From the NAS: “Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. The NAS membership totals approximately 2,250 members and nearly 440 foreign associates, of whom approximately 200 have received Nobel prizes.”
Congratulations on a well deserved recognition!
Comparative phylogeography of black mangroves (Avicennia germinans) and red mangroves (Rhizophora mangle) in Florida: Testing the maritime discontinuity in coastal plants.April 29th, 2016
Hodel, R. G. J., M. B. de S. Cortez, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2016. Comparative phylogeography of black mangroves (Avicennia germinans) and red mangroves (Rhizophora mangle) in Florida: Testing the maritime discontinuity in coastal plants. Am. J. Bot. 103:730–739. [View on publisher’s site]
Four of the lab’s students received research grants from ASPT: Anthony Melton, Andre Naranjo, Johanna Jantzen and Cody Howard (from the Cellinese Lab). Congratulations to all for an excellent job!
Congratulations to Kayla Ventura and Becca O’Toole who were awarded the BSA‘s Youg Botanist Awards! Congrats also to their mentor, Jacob Landis.
Doug was a presenter at TEDxUF 2016. See all the talks here. Doug’s talk explores why relationships matter and the tree of life:
An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IVApril 18th, 2016
Chanderbali, A. S., B. A. Berger, D. G. Howarth, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2016. Evolving Ideas on the Origin and Evolution of Flowers: New Perspectives in the Genomic Era. Genetics 202:1255–1265. [View on publisher’s site]
April 16th was the FLMNH Earth Day event, and we had a table with plants, DNA extraction, pipettes, and phylogenetic trees. Here’s some photos from the day.