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Undergraduate Research Fellows Blog

  • The Morton Arboretum East Woods Plant Communities
    Liz Gibbons (URF 2018) continued her research as a 2019 REEF (Research Experience Extension Fellow).
  • 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium
    The 2019 Center for Tree Science Undergraduate Research Symposium took place on Thursday, August 8th.
  • Science Communication Speed Dating Event!
    Arboretum staff and interns were invited to learn the art of an "Elevator Pitch".
  • 2019 Intern field trip at The Morton Arboretum
    Interns from Chicago Botanic Garden and Lincoln Park Zoo join Arboretum REU participants for a tour and Science Communications Workshop.
  • As the end of summer approaches, it is time to start reflecting on all of the growth I have experienced from this program.
  • "More than just a tree museum" is a post by 2019 Public Horticulture Intern, Sarah Steffen. Sarah was mentored by Matt Lobdell, Curator of Living Collections at The Morton Arboretum.
  • "What to do with an environmental science degree", is a post by 2019 Public Horticulture Intern, Kayla Morrison. Kayla was mentored by Matt Lobdell, Curator of Living Collections.
  • "Conifer Walk’s Threatened Trees", by 2019 Science and Conservation Communications Intern, Elizabeth Gamillo. Elizabeth and interns Sasha Kramer and Taran Lichtenberger, were mentored by Dr. Jessica Turner-Skoff.
  • Saying Goodbye Again
    My summer work has been wonderful, but it quickly came to a close.
  • Cookies and Climate Change

    In my last blog post, I described coming to the realization that trees are big, nitrogen atoms are small, and of how the work we’ve all done this summer plays out in front of us. But what is nitrogen uptake rate? What affects it? Why does it matter beyond the individual trees in front of us?

     

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