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Israel Borokini


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  • Organization
    Montana State University - Bozeman

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Plant field surveys, invasive species, niche modeling, conservation biology

  • Profile Question 1
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    My parents have science-oriented careers, thus I grew up in a forest estate and my childhood involved active interaction with natural resources in the forest park. This helped build a strong foundation of my love for nature. As a nature-lover who also has a curious mind, a career in nature-based scientific research is inevitable. Following my Bachelor's degree in Biology, I discovered that there is so much more to learn about plants and nature, so I continued in my scientific adventure into the world of plants to date, and I have not regretted that decision!

  • Profile Question 2
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Meeting other scientists from all over the world, traveling to different countries and continents, ever learning new things every day, hiking to both familiar and unfamiliar terrains in search of new plants, and helping to save species in danger through research and management.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    I have favorite plants in different parts of the world. In the Great Basin Desert, western United States, Balsamorhiza hookeri (Hooker's Balsam) is my favorite plant. In blooming season (late April to May), its flowers have large bright yellow petals. What's really cool about this plant is that the flowers produce a scent that smells like chocolate!

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

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Saucy Scientists Israel Borokini

Hello Team - it was a great privilege and honor to have been part of your PlantingScience experience. I have been part of this program for over four years as a mentor and liaison but this was the first time that I would meet my students in-person.…

Saucy Scientists Israel Borokini

I am excited to see your results of measuring oxygen, as an indicator of photosynthesis rates, in these plants grown under different pH levels. So, what can you infer from your results? Does it match your predictions? What do your results mean? I am…

Saucy Scientists Israel Borokini

Hello Team - this is awesome work! I am excited to see the results you are getting. Based on ocular observation, there were more leaves, and fresh too, in the spinach in acidic medium. The spinach grown in basic medium have fewer leaves and the…


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