Botany in Action Research Fellows at Phipps
Sept. 27 – 28, 2013
Friday, 7 – 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Botany in Action Fellows visit Phipps to share exciting stories of their global adventures in the field!
Meet Phipps’ Botany in Action (BIA) Fellows and enjoy presentations about their adventures as global field scientists studying the relationships between people, plants, health and the planet at this special two-day event, free with Conservatory admission.
Science Stories from the Field
Friday, Sept. 27, 2013; 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Center for Sustainable Landscapes
Enjoy entertaining presentations from BIA Fellows about their global research and discoveries in the field. The event will include a cash bar, light refreshments, a photo show, music, and opportunities to meet the researchers and explore the Conservatory.
Science Casual Conversations
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013; 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Tropical Forest Conservatory
BIA Fellows will be stationed throughout Tropical Forest India to display their research tools, answer your questions and offer intriguing details about the work of field scientists.
Visiting Botany in Action Fellows:
Aurélie de Rus Jacquet
Purdue University, Indiana
Geographic Focus: Nepal
Research Focus: Neuroprotective effects of Nepalese traditional medicine on Parkinson’s disease models
University of Maryland Baltimore County, Maryland
Geographic Focus: Maryland
Research Focus: Novel urban plant communities: causes and consequences of diversity
George A. Meindl
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Geographic Focus: Pennsylvania and California
Research Focus: Assessing the potential for cascading effects of heavy metal soil pollution: plants and pollinators
West Virginia University, West Virginia
Geographic Focus: West Virginia
Research Focus: The root of sustainability: Understanding and implementing medicinal plant conservation strategies in the face of land-use change in Appalachia
University of Hawaii, Hawaii
Geographic Focus: India
Research Focus: Community based ecological monitoring and its implications for conservation in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
To “Follow the Fellows” as their adventures continue, visit phippsbotanyinaction.org.
Photos © Aurelie de Rus Jacquet, Anna Johnson, George Meindl, Jessica Turner, Anita Varghese
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