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Field Notes: Why leaf quality is important to an insect ecologist.

Posted by: Judith Edwards
Jan. 17, 2017

When we hear the word “insect,” our minds often conjure up images of pesky buzzing creatures who sting or bite us, or destroy all of the vegetables in our garden.

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Our list of plant science grants to apply for in 2017!

Posted by: Judith Edwards
Jan. 3, 2017

Whether we like it or not, one of the biggest challenges facing scientists today is funding—specifically the competitive process of securing highly-sought after grants every few years in order to pay for salaries, graduate assistants, equipment, and laboratory expenses. It’s ...

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Top 5 Plant Discoveries of 2016

Posted by: Judith Edwards
Jan. 3, 2017

Let’s be honest—plants are awesome, but when it comes to news, they usually get overshadowed. Between groundbreaking medical findings and unearthed prehistoric fossils—not to mention politics and popstars—plants have a lot to compete with. We’ll forgive you, then, if you ...

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Guest Post: Native Forest Restoration and Monitoring November Update

Posted by: Judith Edwards
Dec. 13, 2016

Mihaela Ryer and her son, Michael Ryer, are using a CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager (our minirhizotron system) and CI-340 Handheld Photosynthesis System to monitor the health of Koa Trees on their property—key plants in their restoration efforts. We've been covering ...

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Guest Post: Using Plant Science Tools to Monitor and Restore a Native Hawaiian Forest

Posted by: CID Staff
Nov. 15, 2016

October is known as Ikua in the Hawaiian calendar. It's the month when, according to the Hawaiian folklore, dark storms arise, sea roars, thunder roars, birds roar. We haven’t heard any roaring birds, but certainly had our share of dark ...

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