OrganizationUniversity of NE-Kearney
RoleScientist 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.
Salmon habitat restoration.
River and stream rehabilitation.
Profile Question 1Can 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 2What 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 3What 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!
AvailabilityI 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
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…COM_PROJECTS_MORE
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…COM_PROJECTS_MORE
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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