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McLachlan Lab Undergrad Brady Stiller Named 2020 Valedictorian

We are excited that Brady Stiller has been named the 2020 Valedictorian for the University of Notre Dame!  Brady joined the lab as a sophomore in 2017 working on the marsh project.  In addition to contributing to research during the academic year, Brady … Continue reading

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2019 Blue Genes Harvest

Author: Megan Vahsen In early October, several members of the McLachlan lab conducted a harvest of our mesocosm experiment at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD. The experiment was a huge effort as a part of our … Continue reading

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Science Conversations and Site Review with NSF Program Director

On Tuesday, August 6, we had the opportunity to give Liz Blood, the DEB (Division of Environmental Biology) Program Director at NSF, a tour of our Blue Genes marsh experiment at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC).  The day was … Continue reading

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Jason McLachlan in the New York Times

  Jason was quoted in today’s New York Times article highlighting different methods of handling the effect changing climate has on trees!

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McLachlan Lab at AGU 2018!

The McLachlan lab represented at AGU (American Geophysical Union) this year!  We had five lab members of the lab present.  There were four posters presented by graduate students, Kelly Heilman and Bethany Blakely, undergrad Marissa Kivi, and Jason. Graduate student, Ann … Continue reading

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Congratulations to senior Marissa Kivi!

Marissa Kivi is an Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics senior. She joined the McLachlan lab as a freshman in the fall of 2015 and began by entering tree information from the 1800s for our PalEON project.  In the fall of 2017, … Continue reading

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Summer Undergrad Research

Next week is the start of a new semester at Notre Dame.  Before we start back up we want to highlight the outstanding work two undergrads did this summer.  Aidan Draper and Luke Onken conducted research in the McLachlan lab … Continue reading

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Welcome New Grad Student, Haley Kodak!

The McLachlan lab is thrilled to welcome Haley Kodak as the newest graduate student member! Haley graduated from Armstrong State University of Savannah, Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. During undergrad she took part in plant genomics research in … Continue reading

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10th World Dendro Conference Re-cap

Post by Ann Raiho, Kelly Heilman, and Andria Dawson. This post is cross-listed on the PalEON website. The 10th World Dendro Conference was held in Bhutan this summer! A Dendro Fieldweek was held the week prior to the conference where … Continue reading

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Intraspecific S. americanus Variation & Diversity Summer Experiment

Post by McLachlan lab undergraduate, Brady Stiller During these first two weeks of the summer, I joined Megan Vahsen (PhD student in the McLachlan lab) in the scenic marshes of the Chesapeake Bay to help set up an experiment that … Continue reading

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