Consortium for Plant Invasion Genomics (CPING)
CPING is a NSF-funded project that unites researchers with the goals of determining how and why certain plant species become invasive as well as training the next generation of botanists to use modern genomic and bioinformatics tools. Specifically, we are reconstructing genomic time series for five focal invasive species using herbarium specimens to investigate the roles of colonization, admixture and adaptation in invasion. We also are hosting a series of genomics bootcamps for researchers at EPSCoR institutions. Check us out!
Walking with Wildflowers
Walking with Wildflowers is a citizen science program dedicated to monitoring plant phenology along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) using observations from hikers and backpackers. Our main goal is to determine whether plant species are able to respond to changing climatic conditions and better understand how plants use seasonal cues to time flowering. Check out our website and facebook page!
Cyanogenesis lab/kit for High School Teachers
Description: Not only is cyanogenesis in white clover an interesting trait for studying adaptive polymorphism, it is also a useful trait for teaching kids about connections between basic genetics, evolution and ecology. This kit allows a classroom of students to analysis their local neighborhood clover plants. It has been tested by numerous high school classes, and we are always looking for more!