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

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

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 [...]

Appalachian professor part of NSF research team studying Earth’s biological biodiversity

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 9am
BOONE—Assistant Professor Michael Madritch from Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology is part of the National Science Foundation’s “Dimensions of Biodiversity” program. The goal of the decade-long NSF program is to transform how Earth’s biological diversity is described and understood by the year 2020. Photo by Michael MadritchPhoto by Maren Friesen Madritch is co-principal investigator on a [...]


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