PhD student Darren Reidy recorded the uncommon liverwort Riccia fluitans in a pond in Watergrasshill, Co. Cork, while collecting water samples and surveying the flora.
Aquatic Botany paper by Simona Paolacci
PhD student Simona Paolacci has published a paper entitled “A comparative study of the nutrient responses of the invasive duckweed Lemna minuta and the native, co-generic species Lemna minor” in the journal “Aquatic Botany” (Paolacci, S., Harrison, S. and Jansen, M.A.K, 2016. Aquatic Botany, 134, pp.47-53).
Congratulations to Aoife Coffey who submitted her PhD thesis to the UCC graduate school on May 4, 2016. The title of Aoife’s thesis is “UV-B radiation; a specific regulator of plant growth and development”.
Aoife’s thesis work was supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and supervised by Prof. Marcel Jansen. Collaborators included Prof. Els Prinsen at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Dr. Dara Fitzpatrick in the Department of Chemistry at UCC, Cork.
The full programme of the UV4Plants Network Conference has now been finalised.
This Plant UV conference, which we announced before, is the 1st Network Conference of The International Association for Plant UV-Research (UV4Plants). It is to be held in Pécs (Hungary) on the 30th – 31st of May 2016.
The programme consists of two full days of talks and discussions on plant UV-biology, and will be followed by a training school.
At present some 50-60 delegates have registered, so this will be the place to be for plant UV-researchers!
Dr. Xiaolin Chen has a first paper on her PhD research in plant toxicology accepted for publication in the journal “Aquatic Toxicology”. The title of Xiaolin’s paper is “The toxicity of Zinc-Oxide nanoparticles to Lemna minor (L.) is predominantly caused by dissolved Zinc”.
A new page has been added to the site where we share observations relating to the plant world. Not necessarily scientifically researched, the topics will be varied and are chosen purely because they interest me.
The School of BEES in UCC, Cork will be hosting a new MRes programme in “Animal and Plant Biology”.
A new opportunity has arisen for talented students to obtain a research focussed masters-by-research (MRes) degree. Continue reading Animal and Plant Biology – New MRes Programme