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  • Pressed Plants
    I spent some time looking through the history in the herbarium. It was so interesting to see how different individual plants of the same species can be. Also, some are much, MUCH older than I had expected!
  • A week of scientific research summarized into three short poems
    During my third week at the arboretum I got to work on a few different projects. For your entertainment, I have summarized these projects into short poems.
  • Springboard Science
    Science builds on itself to keep moving forward over time. To make sure I'm helping move science forward too, I've been reading a lot of previously published scientific articles!
  • Technology, Forest Surveys, and Climate Change
    This blog post will be primarily dedicated to giving you an overview of my project including how it can potentially help us understand the ramifications of climate change over time.
  • Mutualisms at the Arboretum
    The idea of different species interacting with each other and living together is a major part of ecology and very commonly studied by ecologists. It is also one of my favorite parts about nature.
  • Four fellows standing outside of the Botany Laboratory
    On Monday, June 13th, The Morton Arboretum welcomed the Center for Tree Science - Undergraduate Research Fellows.
  • Three Lessons Over Three Weeks
    This is a reflection on my, Kirsten Triller's, first three weeks of the Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. Read a self-introduction, and see what I've learned over these past few weeks!
  • Blending In?
    Hello lovely readers! My name is Alison McGarigal and I am one of four Undergraduate Research Fellows working for the Center for Tree Science this summer. In this post I share with you a story about my own fears of blending in here and why they turned out to be completely unfounded.
  • AND not OR
    Hello! I'm Mackenzie, one of the research fellows. This summer I’m working on a project that lets me combine everything I’m interested in - no need to choose “or”!
  • Fun Week of Field Work
    My first week at the arboretum has been an exciting one! The first step in my research project is to set up plots in the woods and record the trees present in each plot.

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