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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]