Mary Maloney, director of Chadwick Arboretum, shared her vision of the Howlett Hall Green Roof Project in the latest issue of onCampus. We love the way it begins: “For the past two or three years, Mary Maloney has been seeing things that aren’t there.” Read the article at http://go.osu.edu/grnroof.
Archive for May, 2011
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect native to Asia, is infesting ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) in the northern U.S. and Canada. The news gets worse: all North American ash species are susceptible to EAB. Aiming to develop management strategies, recent PhD graduate Justin Whitehill and faculty advisor Pierluigi Bonello (Department of Plant Pathology) are studying the Manchurian ash, an Asian species with natural resistance to EAB. Using biochemical and molecular tools, they are working to identify biochemical markers associated with resistance. In the long term, they also hope that understanding ash resistance to EAB may lead to new tools such as bio-insecticides. For more info > http://go.osu.edu/DCy
Donald L. Hey, co-founder of The Wetlands Initiative, will help Ohio State’s Olentangy River Wetland Research Park celebrate National Wetlands Month on Wednesday with a discussion on the opportunities for establishing a national park specific to inland freshwater rivers. The talk is 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Heffner Wetland Building, 352 W. Dodridge St., just north of campus. For details, download the flyer at http://swamp.osu.edu/news/Hey051111.pdf. And don’t forget to celebrate National Wetlands Month: Hug a swamp!