REU Blog

Posted on July 19, 2013 - 18:12 by Marie Schaedel

Hi blog readers,

Posted on July 14, 2013 - 05:24 by Mariah Allen

Hi! My name is Mariah Allen and I am a senior at Lake Forest College majoring in Biology and Chemistry. This summer I will be working with Louise Egerton-Warburton and Lauren Umek studying the effects of land management practices on decomposition and the soil microbial community.

Posted on July 13, 2013 - 19:12 by Kevin Amses

Hey there!  My name is Kevin Amses and I'm a senior botany student at Humboldt State University WAY up in northern California.  The transition to Chicago has been great and I've been loving every minute of my time spent at the Garden and around the city and suburbs. Seriously, I think I want to live here.  Its awesome.  Anyways...

Posted on July 8, 2013 - 00:08 by Matthew Lichty

My project for this summer stems from the work that my mentor, Aleksander Radosavljevic , has done on a genus of legumes. The goal is to study the evolutionary history of the neotropical tree Cynometra bauhiniifolia.

Posted on July 6, 2013 - 22:18 by Micha Rosenbaum

Hello, all!

This blog entry stems (pun intended) from my current work with the rare plant species Isoetes butleri. I. butleri  is a seedless vascular plant of the Isoetaceae family. Found in wet areas, I. butleri, along with the other species of its family, are considered endangered.



Posted on July 6, 2013 - 10:25 by Geralle Powell

Hello!!! My name is Geralle Powell and I am a rising sophomore at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. If I could describe one phrase to describe my first four weeks, it would be "MIND BLOWN".

Posted on June 30, 2013 - 08:12 by Christopher Wright

For over a decade, the Plants of Concern program has collected and compiled data on rare, threatened and endangered plant species in the Chicago area.  Using a geographic information system (GIS), I am working on understanding the patterns and distribution of two species in particular.  Cirsium hillii (Hill’s thistle) and Asclepias lanuginosa (Woolly milkweed) are species that

Posted on June 29, 2013 - 01:08 by Robert Harris

Hello! My name is Robert Harris III and I will be beginning my undergraduate career in the fall at Carleton College. I will be majoring in biology with a concentration in conservation and a possible minor in French language.

Posted on June 28, 2013 - 21:18 by Dayvis Blasini

Hi everybody

Posted on June 27, 2013 - 22:56 by Jessica Riebkes

My name is Jessica Riebkes and I am a senior at Central College in Pella, IA. At Central, I'm majoring in biology with minors in global sustainability and Spanish.