Diane M Beckles

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Pacific

  • Organization
    University of California, Davis

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    How environmental stress alters plant carbon allocation and the postharvest quality of seeds and fruit.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Carrots! It was the first vegetable I planted as a child!

  • Profile Question 2
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    As a child I made the connection between the importance of the soil, water and sunlight to a plant's ability to produce the food we depended on. What remained a black box for me was how the plant was able to make the conversion. As a child, I wanted to know how plants did this magic. It still remains a burning question for me now, even after all of these years.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Sharing knowledge with others.

  • Availability
    I am NOT available, please temporarily remove me from the available mentor list

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    1

Recent Posts

nhscohbraposspring2018 project 5 Diane M Beckles
said

Dear Alexa

Thank you for the update.

How were you able to come to that conclusion? What did you see or notice that made this the best explanation? Did you make any other  observations or noticed other things that may explain the result?

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nhscohbraposspring2018 project 5 Diane M Beckles
said

Dear Shea

That is a great question. There are many colors that make up the "visible (what we can see) spectrum (part of) light. Do you know what they are?

Take care

Dr B

nhscohbraposspring2018 project 5 Diane M Beckles
commented on an activity

Hi Team

I am excited to be part of your project. Have you started to think about your question?

Take care

Dr B

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