Monthly Archives: May 2014

Research Away from Home

There is no foolproof way of going about an out-of-town research trip, but some planning and preparedness can certainly help!

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Yet again, nothing makes sense except in the light of evolution

Those classic predator-prey cycles that we all learned about in Intro Bio aren’t very common, and it’s because the prey evolve over time.

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Crowdfunding Part II

“Crowdfunding part I” was written early in my actual crowdfunding experience. However, a lot of perks came from the process (some particularly relevant to graduate students), so I decided to write about them here.

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Graduate Student Citizenship – what and why?

Although our course load does not usually make for a full schedule, graduate students spend a lot of time doing other things that we feel a sense of responsibility toward. So, if they aren’t required, why should we spend so much of our time participating in these seemingly auxiliary activities?

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Rapid evolution in response to drought just as important as the drought itself

Global climate change will increase the frequency and duration of drought in many places. These droughts not only affect plants, but also the microbes in the soil that are critical for plant growth. In a study published this week in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, CSUN biologist Casey terHorst and colleagues documented that drought indeed has […]

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terHorst, C.P., J.T. Lennon, and J.A. Lau. 2014.

terHorst, C.P., J.T. Lennon, and J.A. Lau. 2014 The relative importance of rapid evolution for plant-microbe interactions depends on ecological context. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281.

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