Congratulations to Franchesco for his publication on climatic niche expansion in an autopolyploid! Read it here
Congratulations to Heather (and co.) on the publishing of “Variation in context-dependent foraging behavior across pollinators.” Read the paper here.
Federico’s paper on the correlation between self- and interspecific- incompatibilities in Phlox drummondii is online for early view in New Phytologist! Read the paper here!
Dr. Robin Hopkins received the 2018 Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching! This award is given to teachers of introductory courses who “inspire students, instill in them a passion for science, and effectively communicate complex ideas.” Congratulations Robin!
Graduate students Ben Goulet and Austin Garner, along with research technician Matt Farnitano, have been hard at work planting and collecting Phlox species in Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Midwest.
Welcome to Bridget Bickner and Derek Schneider, who will be working in the Hopkins lab this summer as part of the Arnold Arboretum’s DaRin Butz Foundation Research Internship Program. Bridget is an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Derek is an undergraduate at Amherst College. Bridget will be studying the source of flower color differences in Phlox, while Derek is working on mechanisms of Phlox self- and interspecific-incompatibility.
Congratulations to Ben Goulet, who has received a 2018 Graduate Research Excellence Grant, the Rosemary Grant Advanced Award, from the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE). This award is meant to help Ph.D. candidates expand the scope of their research projects. You can read more about the award here.
Congratulations to Austin on the publication of his review, Genomic signatures of reinforcement, in the journal Genes. Find the paper here.