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Study Aids in Understanding How Leaf Carbon Transport in Mature Trees Aids in Water Stress

June 1, 2020

Trees typically experience mid-day water depressions due to water evaporating out of the plant's stomata (a tiny opening or pore in plant leaves that intakes carbon dioxide, which is needed for photosynthesis). To understand how the water stress influences carbon's movement from the leaves (where production begins) to the roots, trunk and shoots (where the water is needed), PhD candidate Jessica Gersony (Holbrook Lab) measured carbon and water traits of five mature red oak trees over the course of 24 hours at Harvard Forest.

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Sang Il Kim

Sang Il Kim Recipient of the Graduate Student Research Enhancement Award

May 28, 2020
Congratulations to PhD Candidate Sang Il Kim (Farrell Lab), awarded the Graduate Student Research Enhancement Award (Program Award) from The Coleopterists Society for his project, "Target enrichment phylogenomics of longhorned beetle genus Anoplophora Hope, 1839 (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) with emphasis on their adaptation to the temperate... Read more about Sang Il Kim Recipient of the Graduate Student Research Enhancement Award
Jacob Suissa

Jacob Suissa Receives New England Botanical Club Award

May 26, 2020
Congratulations to Jacob Suissa (Friedman Lab), recipient of the New England Botanical Club Graduate Student Research Award! The awards are made to the graduate student(s) submitting the best research proposal dealing with systematic botany, plant ecology, genetics, plant conservation biology, or related fields pertaining to the New England flora. Jacob was chosen for his abstract, ... Read more about Jacob Suissa Receives New England Botanical Club Award
Derek Bok Center

Fall 2019 Derek Bok Certificates of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching

May 25, 2020

Congratulations to OEB graduate students, postdocs and associates awarded the Fall 2019 Derek Bok Certificates of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching!

Certificates of Distinction for TFs, TAs and CAs: Abagail Burrus (OEB 10), Alyssa Hernandez (OEB 10), Austin Garner, Brock Wooldridge and Tianzhu Xiong (OEB 50), Richard Childers (OEB 54), Sarah Losso (OEB 56), Min Ya (OEB...

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Austin Garner

Austin Garner Receives GSAS Award

May 7, 2020
Congratulations to PhD candidate Austin Garner (Hopkins Lab) recipient of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Council Summer Research Award for his project, "Revealing the evolutionary history of speciation by reinforcement through genetic variation in Phlox flower color."
Phil Fahn-Lai

Phil Fahn-Lai (S.Pierce Lab) Develops Lab 3D

May 5, 2020

When Harvard classes moved online, PhD candidate and teaching fellow, Phil Fahn-Lai (S. Pierce Lab), used his background in graphic and web design to tackle the online challenges for students in OEB 126: Vertebrate Evolution. The course's labs involve hands-on observation of the MCZ's Vertebrate Paleontology collection. Determined to make the classroom experience meaningful for the remote students, Phil approached the Derek Bok Center's Learning Lab to design a custom web app for the course. In collaboration with members of the Pierce lab, Phil used photogrammetry to scan and create...

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