Please join me in congratulating Nik on his success in passing the prelim exam milestone on Monday, May 10! Nice work, Nik!
Now it is full-steam ahead on Investigating Rapid Evolutionary Radiations and their Consequences for Biogeography and Conservation in the Model Plant Genus Boechera
Undergrad extraordinaire, Sakib Hoque, graduated from Duke Biology with High Distinction on May 2. In addition, he was awarded the 2021 Excellence in Plant Science Prize, given each year by the plant science faculty to a graduating biology major who has demonstrated excellence in botanical research.
Sakib’s honors research thesis was entitled: A paleobiological review on fern-insect interactions: were ferns underutilized?
He plans to take a gap year after graduation and then go to medical school.
The Little Fern That Could
Azolla once pulled trillions of tons of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. Does this ancient, unassuming plant have more tricks up its sleeve?
By Anna Gibbs
Earth Island Journal