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Prof. Robin Hopkins
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Meghan’s paper out in Plant, Cell & Environment
Congrats to Hopkins lab alum Meghan Blumstein on her new paper in Plant, Cell & Environment, which looks at plasticity and variation of carbohydrate stores in Populus. Check it out here!
Adaptive variation and plasticity in nonstructural carbohydrate storage in a temperate tree species.
Blumstein, M., and R. Hopkins. 2020. Adaptive variation and plasticity in nonstructural carbohydrate storage in a temperate tree species. Plant, Cell & Environment. [PDF]
Congratulations to Meghan Blumstein for her successful thesis defense on August 6th, 2020, entitled “The plastic and adaptive potential of sugar storage in temperate trees under climate change”. Meghan has been awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship (Plant Genome Initiative) and will be heading to MIT to work with David Des Marais on her project, “Untangling the environmental and genetic drivers of phenological timing in red oak (Quercus rubra) to improve climate predictions”. Great work, Meghan, and congratulations!
An ancient push-pull pollination mechanism in cycads.
Salzman, S., Crook, D., Crall, J.D., Hopkins, R., Pierce, N.E., 2020. An ancient push-pull pollination mechanism in cycads. Science Advances 6, eaay6169. [PDF]
Robin Receives Graduate Mentoring Award
Robin has received the Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award! Recognizing only a small number of Harvard professors each year, the award honors faculty members who offer outstanding support and encouragement while promoting the career and personal development of their mentees. Awards are based solely upon the nominations of graduate students. Congrats, Robin!
Samridhi publishes in Nature Communications
Congrats to postdoc Samridhi Chaturvedi for her new publication in Nature Communications! The paper, “Recent hybrids recapitulate ancient hybrid outcomes” is based on work with Lycaeides butterflies that Samridhi completed as part of her PhD in Zachariah Gompert’s lab at Utah State University.
A New Perspective on Ecological Prediction Reveals Limits to Climate Adaptation in a Temperate Tree Species.
Blumstein, M., Richardson, A., Weston, D., Zhang, J., Muchero, W., Hopkins, R., 2020. A New Perspective on Ecological Prediction Reveals Limits to Climate Adaptation in a Temperate Tree Species. Current Biology 30, 1447-1453.e4. [PDF]
Meghan publishes in Current Biology
Congratulations to Meghan Blumstein for a very cool new paper characterizing adaptive potential in Populus, out now in Current Biology. Read it here.
Bridget earns an NSF GFRP Honorable Mention
Congrats to Bridget Bickner for being recognized with an honorable mention from the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program!
Local adaptation mediates floral responses to water limitation in an annual wildflower.
Suni, S. S., B. Ainsworth, and R. Hopkins. 2020. Local adaptation mediates floral responses to water limitation in an annual wildflower. American Journal of Botany 107(2): 209–218. [PDF]