Renee Johansen is a Ph.D. student at the Univ. of Auckland and Landcare Research in Auckland, New Zealand, and is visiting our lab for 8 months on a Fulbright scholarship. Renee is using next-gen sequencing to characterize mycorrhizal fungal communities associated with European marram grass (Ammophila sp.), an invasive species that competes with native dune plants in NZ and in North America.
Here are some links to articles and videos about Renee’s research: