The New York Times recently covered two wonderful scientific discoveries from researchers affiliated with the department of Integrative Biology and Jepson Herbarium.
First up, covering work by Jenna Ekwealor (@Bryophyter), This Moss Uses Quartz as a Parasol: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/29/science/moss-quartz-biology-syntrichia.html
Then, featuring work by IB alumnus Dr. Joyce Chery (@chery_joyce, now a new faculty member at Cornell University) on woody vines and “how these diverse and strange wood forms evolved”. How Woody Vines Do the Twist:
Congratulations Jenna, Joyce, and all collaborators involved!
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