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Appalachian awarded more than $2.5 million from NSF for 12-state biodiversity database project

Biology News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4pm
BOONE—Professor Zack E. Murrell is leading a multi-state, $2.545 million project to create a digitized database of more than 3 million plant specimens from across the Southeast. Biology professor Zack Murrell shows examples of plant specimens stored in the herbarium in Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology. The herbarium, a type of plant library, contains more [...]

Assistant professor combines passions for public service and research

Biology News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5pm
BOONE—A stint in the Peace Corps combined with an interest in plant biology helped solidify the research interests of Dr. Matt Estep, an assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology. Striga, an invasive plant, is devastating crops in sub-Saharan Africa such as this field of maize. Appalachian State University Assistant Professor Matt Estep hopes [...]