A big congratulations to Aaron Miller, graduating Oregon Tech Environmental Science senior, who won the Outstanding Non-Traditional Student Award for the 2019 graduating class at Oregon Tech. Aaron worked as a research technician in my lab at Oregon Tech in Summer 2016, he conducted an independent research project in spring/summer 2017, and continued to work occasionally on the ORIDE project as recently as last fall. I was so lucky to have the opportunity to work with Aaron for several years, and I wish him the best as he graduates and starts his career. Congratulations, Aaron!
Are you a plantophile? Do you love spending time outdoors and traveling to new places? We are currently looking for two enthusiastic research assistants to help out with field work and some lab work this summer. You would work and live in Klamath Falls, OR (housing provided). See attached flyer for more information!
Dr. Byrne has been recognized as one of three 2019 winners of the HSU McCrone Promising Scholar award. Read the press release here.
If you weren't able to attend the January 2019 Northern California Botanists Symposium, but would still like to watch Dr. Byrne's talk "Restoring a population of Applegate's milkvetch: lessons learned for conservation," you can watch a recorded version here.
Congrats to former lab member, Allison Young (OIT Biology Health Science major), who was just accepted to her top choice for pharmacy school! Way to go, Allison!
Students from Chico State and HSU completed a hot week of sampling at the ORIDE project. We collected data on plant stress (for the 2 dominant sagebrush species), species composition, and aboveground net primary production (ANPP) in the treatment plots. See a few photos below,
New Byrne lab graduate student Ashley, recent HSU grad Stephanie, and continuing HSU student Roxana are all in Klamath Falls, OR for the next five weeks collecting data for several projects. Here are a few photos from the first week of field work last week!
The lab is hiring two field assistants for summer field work in Southern Oregon. See attached flyer for more information!
CSU-Chico collaborator (and fellow Colorado State GDPE grad) Kristen Kaczynski and I finished up the 2017 field season yesterday at the ORIDE project on the Modoc Plateau (just in time- see photo above - I'm nearly 7 months pregnant!). Thanks so much to summer field assistants Allison, Nate, and Aaron (all Oregon Tech undergrads) for braving the rain and darkness to help us finish up before winter (and baby Prairie) hits! My new HSU undergraduate research assistant, Stephanie, will be processing root samples for the project in my lab on campus. Thanks Allison, Nate, Aaron, Stephanie, and collaborator/friend Kristen for making this trip such a success!
Congratulations to undergraduates Chloe Smith, Allison Young, and Nathan Connell, who presented posters at the Oregon Tech Annual Project Symposium yesterday. Chloe presented a poster about the campus vegetable garden she and the sustainability club started this year, and Nate and Allison presented their Applegate's milkvetch germination study. Everyone did a fantastic job!