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Variability in Plant Hydraulic Traits Explain Differences in Drought Tolerance Among Amazon Rainforests

May 29, 2017

A study led by Thomas Powell (Moorcroft Lab), former OEB PhD student, James Wheeler (Holbrook Lab) and Paul Moorcroft examined the unknown effects of drought tolerance among mature Amazon rainforest trees. The study found the differences in xylem and leaf hydraulic traits not only explained the differences in drought tolerance among mature Amazon rainforest trees, but is critical in determining the fate of the Amazon rainforest if Read more about Variability in Plant Hydraulic Traits Explain Differences in Drought Tolerance Among Amazon Rainforests

Tauana Cunha Awarded GSAS Merit Fellowship

Tauana Cunha Awarded GSAS Merit Fellowship

May 1, 2017

Congratulations to Tauana Cunha (Giribet Lab) awarded the 2017-18 GSAS Merit Fellowship for research proposal titled “Integrative research in gastropods: Phylogeny and shell shape evolution”!

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PhD Students, Min Ya and Danny Haelewaters Awarded The Les Mehrhoff Botanical Research Fund

March 15, 2017

Congratulations to Min Ya (Kramer Lab) and Danny Haelewaters (Pfister Lab) recipients of the 2017 Les Mehrhoff Botanical Research Fund! The Fund, established by the New England Botanical Club in memory of renowned botanist, Dr. Leslie J. Mehrhoff supports botanical endeavors of the sort that Les championed: field studies, herbarium, library, and archival research. Ya and Haelewaters were awarded for thier independent projects: Min Ya, "Unveiling the Karyotypes of New England Read more about PhD Students, Min Ya and Danny Haelewaters Awarded The Les Mehrhoff Botanical Research Fund

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OEB Graduate Students Receive 2016 Derek Bok Certificate of Distinction in Teaching

March 10, 2017

Congratulations to OEB Graduate students awarded the Fall and Spring 2016 Derek Bok Center Certificates of Distinction in Teaching!

Fall 2016:  John Boyle (OEB 155R), Liming Cai (OEB 59), Samuel Church (OEB 115), Benjamin Goulet (OEB 50), Philip Grayson (OEB 125), Danny Haelewaters (OEB 54), Ambika Kamath (OEB 210), Clara Levy (OEB 10), Min Ya (OEB 50), and Kira Treibergs (OEB 10).

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OEB Graduate Students Awarded NSF DDIG Grants

March 3, 2017

Congratulations to OEB graduate students Tauana Cunha (Giribet Lab), "Integrative Research in Gastropods: Phylogeny and Shell Shape Evolution", Mara Laslo (Hanken Lab), "Evaluating the Role of Thyroid Hormone in Embryonic Limb Development in Direct-Developing Frogs", Brianna McHorse (Biewener Lab), "Macroevolutionary Drivers of Digit Reduction in Fossil Horses'", and Zach Morris (S. Pierce Lab), "The Evolution of Crocodylian Read more about OEB Graduate Students Awarded NSF DDIG Grants

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Congratulations to the Harvard SACNAS Branch for Receiving HILS Funding!

February 24, 2017

Congratulations to the Harvard Branch of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) for receiving HILS funding to work with underrepresented minority high school students to improve their understanding of careers in STEM fields! The Harvard SACNAS branch is led by OEB PhD students Jasmin Camacho (Hoekstra Lab), Clara Meaders, (Kramer Lab), and Mary Salcedo (Mahadevan Lab).

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The Giribet Lab Sheds Light on The Opiliones Tree of Life

February 23, 2017

Postdocs, Rosa Fernandez and Ana Lucia Tourinho, former graduate student, Prashant P. Sharma and Gonzalo Giribet used transcriptomics on the broadest taxonomic sampling to shed light on the harvestmen (Opiliones) interrelationships.  As well, they pieced together an overview of the general biogeographic patterns of the ancient arthropod group that dates back at least to the times of Pangea. Their study was published in the recent issue of Read more about The Giribet Lab Sheds Light on The Opiliones Tree of Life