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Funding for Training 10 April 2020

Funding for Training

Apply for these NIFA opportunities

Check out these three limited-submission opportunities being coordinated by CTAHR with the UHM Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. All are part of the USDA AFRI Education and Workforce Development Program.

Shaping Plants 9 April 2020

Shaping Plants

CTAHR researcher discovers a new tool for domesticating wild plants

Why and how do plants grow the way they do, and can we change them? This question lies at the heart of Dr. Michael G. Muszynski’s research in CTAHR’s Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences department. Now he’s researching how the shapes of plant leaves can be altered through the plant hormone cytokinin.

Excellence in Research 7 April 2020

Excellence in Research

MBBE’s Dr. Qing Li is recognized for discoveries in crops, pesticides, and Alzheimer’s disease

Professor Qing Li, who has continually broken new ground in agricultural chemistry since joining CTAHR’s Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering in 1995, was awarded the 2020 UH Board of Regents’ Excellence in Research Award.

The Greening of Antarctica 7 April 2020

The Greening of Antarctica

Online seminar describes research into rapidly changing land-surface properties

The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the Earth’s fastest-warming regions and is experiencing rapid ecological change. Want to know some of the implications of its rapidly melting ice sheet? Attend the latest Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management seminar via Zoom! Dr. David Beilman and MS student Derek Ford will present “From Ice to Plants: Greening Antarctica.”

Tracking Miconia on Maui 6 April 2020

Tracking Miconia on Maui

CTAHR-led study wins national recognition

Congratulations to CTAHR alumnus and former faculty member James Leary and his co-authors! Their scientific paper, “Interpreting Life-History Traits of Miconia through Management over Space and Time in the East Maui Watershed, Hawaii,” recently won the 2019 Outstanding Paper, Invasive Plant Science and Management award from the Weed Science Society of America.

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