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New Publication

Friday, September 26th, 2014

We have a new publication in Frontiers in Genetics “Comparative evolutionary diversity and phylogenetic structure across multiple forest dynamics plots” a mega-phylogeny approach”.  This paper is a result of the Dimensions of Biodiversity IRCN workshops that have taken place over the past couple of years in the USA and China.  The abstract and article can […]

Plant Population Ecology

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

There are still available slots for Botany 442/542, Plant Population Ecology.  This undergrad/graduate course focuses on modern approaches to plant population ecology with a strong emphasis on reading and interpreting the primary literature and creating a research proposal.

Seedling Transplant Experiment 2014

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Below are photos of  a large reciprocal transplant and common garden experiment being established in Panama. Our team of 10 American, German, and Panamanian scientists and technicians transplanted over 3000 tropical tree seedlings of 16 species into 4 separate forests, which each receive different amounts of annual precipitation, in September 2014.  We are testing the […]

May News

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Congratulations to Jessica Celis, who was awarded a graduate research assistantship through the HJ Andrews LTER site for 2014 -2015 to continue her research on the effects of conifer encroachment on Cascade meadow plant communities in collaboration with Charlie Halpern at UW.  Well done all.

Incoming Lab Members and Summer REU students

Friday, April 25th, 2014

More news to report.  The Jones lab has two new Ph.D. students entering the lab in 2014 and two new REU students this summer. Kristen Finch comes to us from Hendrix College where she performed undergraduate research on Ponderosa Pine population genetics.  Kristen is currently an intern at Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Miami.  Kristen plans […]

April News

Monday, April 7th, 2014

It is always a pleasure to post good news from the lab –  we’ve had a lot lately, and there is more on the way – but for now: Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Kaitlyn Furnish, who was awarded summer support to continue to work in the lab through the Jaworski scholarship in summer 2014. Congratulations […]

REU Program in Integrative Tropical Biology

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

What is the STRI | REU program? STRI’s program in Integrative Tropical Biology is an international experience for students from the US and Latin America. The  10-week program is built on three broad research themes: – Adaptation and Resilience, – Species Interactions, and – Drivers of Ecosystem Change. Each theme is driven by the common […]

OSU Daily Barometer

Monday, February 24th, 2014

See the article about lab researcher Megan’s URISC project in OSU’s Daily Barometer.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at STRI

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

A new REU site is expected to be established at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in summer 2014.  The STRI website outlining this new opportunity is here (and under construction).  More information will be made available shortly about opportunities within the Jones lab,  applications will be due March 31st at the aforementioned site.  We particularly […]

Undergraduate Researcher News

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

The Jones lab is happy to welcome two new undergraduate researchers to the group.  Kaitlyn Furnish and Mariah Dawson were awarded USRA ENGAGE internships.  They will be working in the lab helping to genotype Heliconia tortuosa populations from Costa Rica and also helping genotype tropical trees as a part our drought project in Panamanian trees […]

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