Bryan T Drew

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Central

  • Organization
    University of NE-Kearney

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Phylogenetics and evolution of the Lamiaceae, especially the genera Agastache, Lepechinia, Monardella, and Salvia.

    Temporal and spatial origin of the California Floristic Province flora.

    Plant speciation processes in Western North America.

    Pollination biology.

    Conservation genetics.

    Salmon habitat restoration.

    River and stream rehabilitation.

  • Profile Question 1
    Can you describe your attitude toward science when you were in high school?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    boring!

  • Profile Question 2
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Port Orford Cedar-It is an uncommon tree of Northern California/Southern Oregon. It grows in really cool places, and has beautiful fern-like splays of leaves.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is the coolest thing you have discovered or learned about plants?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    they have about the same number of genes, or more, as people!

  • 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?
    2

Recent Posts

msasdkesslerfall2017 project 3 Bryan T Drew
said

yeah, plants can vary quite a bit in terms of how much light they need.

I general rule is: If the leaves are broad and thin they do not need much light (plant in shady places). If leaves are small and or thick they probably require (or can…

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msasdkesslerfall2017 project 3 Bryan T Drew
said

Hi Lialla,

Sorry for not responding to your question earlier!

Just to expand on what Ruby said, the type of minerals in the soil can also make a big difference in how much water and nutrients the soil can hold. Some types of clay (like…

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msasdkesslerfall2017 project 3 Bryan T Drew
said

I mainly only study mints, but there are over 7000 of them! I do not really study soil, but I did teach an "introduction to soils" class a few years ago. Oh, and my favorite food is tacos!

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