Sweta spent her summer investigating genetic variation in the inducibility and stability of environmentally induced phenotypes across generations. Specifically, she looked for differential responses to thermal cues based on parental exposures to those same conditions
I was teaching with Duke in Alaska by the Global Education Office for Undergraduates in Juneau, Anchorage, Seward, and Barrow Alaska. We taught about the biodiversity of Alaska and how the glacial geological morphology of the land can influence the plants that live there which in turn affects but animals we see there as well. There was some basic lecturing and lots of time spent in the field learning how to identify plants and what to look for in categorizing ecosystems and communities we find around us.
As part of a new lab tradition started last spring, we got together for this season’s picnic and hike in the beautiful Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. Here are some pictures of the event! It was great fun!