Entries by Juniper Kiss

Taproot S4E1: Identifying the Principle Components: Gender Dimorphism in Flowers and Consciously Building a Happy and Rewarding Career in Science

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Ambika Kamath, a behavioral ecologist and a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley, about her undergraduate research and how to make value-based career decisions.  Ambika is originally from India and gained her B.A. in Biology at Amherst College in 2011. She received the Schupf Scholarship at Amherst which provided […]

2018-2019 ASPB Conviron Scholars Program Highlights

The ASPB Conviron Scholars program serves as a foundation for a career in plant science. The scholarship consists of the four major themes: Career Planning, Writing and Communications, Leadership, and Effective Presentations  Within each theme, the participants read collections of articles, attended webinars, and completed assignments within a private Plantae Network. The assignments required the scholars to […]

Volatiles as inducers and suppressors of plant defense and immunity — origins, specificity, perception and signaling (Current Opinion in Plant Biology)

When plants are under attack by herbivores and microbes, running away is not an option. As a defence, plants produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that repel herbivores, attract enemies of the herbivores, or alarm surrounding plants; VOCs have mostly been viewed as positive regulators in the plant defence system. They are cues for hormonal pathways, […]

‘Effective Scientist’ – a must-have book for scientists

A Plantae interview with Prof Corey Bradshaw about his new book Professor Corey J.A. Bradshaw is a Matthew Flinders Fellow in Global Ecology at Flinders University, Australia. His research focuses on global-change ecology and has had over 10,000 citations since 2013. His blog is www.conservationbytes.com, where he writes about biodiversity conservation and has almost reached 2 million visitors. We had a […]

‘Effective Scientist’ – a must-have book for scientists

 Plantae interview with Prof Corey Bradshaw about his new book Professor Corey J.A. Bradshaw is a Matthew Flinders Fellow in Global Ecology at Flinders University, Australia. His research focuses on global-change ecology and has had over 10,000 citations since 2013. His blog is www.conservationbytes.com, where he writes about biodiversity conservation and has almost reached 2 million visitors. We had a chat […]

Empowering science students: GOES magazine

GOES magazine (www.goesmagazine.org) provides the opportunity for science students to get involved in publishing and not only writing articles about their research, experiences and scientific fun facts, but also seeing how editing, proof-reading and designing is done in real time. GOES stands for Global Opportunities for Ecological Sustainability and each issue has a wide range […]