Month: October 2018

Journal Club Article for November 2

Join the STEM Research Interns for a Jour­nal Club meet­ing on Fri­day, Novem­ber 2 at 12:00PM in S538. The arti­cle to be dis­cussed is “A DNA Bar­cod­ing Approach to Char­ac­ter­ize Pollen Col­lect­ed by Hon­ey­bees”. This week’s ses­sion will be pre­sent­ed by Matthew Healy, STEM Research intern.

Journal Club Article for October 26

Join the STEM Research Interns for a Jour­nal Club meet­ing on Fri­day, Octo­ber 26 at 12:00PM in S538. The arti­cle to be dis­cussed is “Flower pref­er­ences and pollen trans­port net­works for cav­i­­ty-nest­ing soli­tary bees: Impli­ca­tions for the design of agri-envi­ron­­ment schemes”. This week’s ses­sion will be pre­sent­ed by Zachary Thuotte, STEM Research intern.

Journal Club Article for October 19

Join the STEM Research Interns for a Jour­nal Club meet­ing on Fri­day, Octo­ber 19 at 12:00PM in S538. The arti­cle to be dis­cussed is “Native Bees, Hon­ey­bees, and Pol­li­na­tion in Ore­gon Cran­ber­ries”. This week’s ses­sion will be pre­sent­ed by Jor­dan Palmer, STEM Research intern. 

13 Ways to Make Your Landscape More Sustainable

1. Rethink Lawns: Lawn main­te­nance uses water, fer­til­iz­ers, and pes­ti­cides; results in water and air pol­lu­tion; con­tributes to cli­mate change; and reduces avail­able habi­tat. There­fore, rethink­ing lawns can con­tribute to sus­tain­abil­i­ty. For exam­ple: Reduce lawn size. Main­tain lawns more sus­tain­ably. Mow high­er to shade out weeds. Mulch clip­pings on the lawn instead of bag­ging to keep …

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9 Impacts of Conventional Landscaping

Amer­i­cans’ love affair with lawns has con­se­quences. The Unit­ed States has over 63,000 square miles of lawn, an area over three times larg­er than any sin­gle irri­gat­ed crop (there’s a map as well). Each week, 54 mil­lion home­own­ers mow their lawn, pro­duc­ing pol­lu­tion and using fos­sil fuels. Lawns also require water and fer­til­iz­er, and many …

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Journal Club Article for October 5

Join the STEM Research Interns for a Jour­nal Club meet­ing on Fri­day, Octo­ber 5 at 12:00PM in S538. The arti­cle to be dis­cussed is “The Bees Among Us: Mod­el­ling Occu­pan­cy of Soli­tary Bees”. This week’s ses­sion will be pre­sent­ed by Jere­my Bradley, STEM Research intern.