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.
Congratulations to Neil Coughlan who submitted his MSc thesis to the UCC graduate school on 8 January 2016. The title of his thesis is “Up, up and away: bird-mediated epizoochorous dispersal, an overlooked link between aquatic environments”.
Neil was jointly supervised by Dr. Tom Kelly and Prof. Marcel Jansen.
The central focus of Neil’s MSc work was bird-mediated, epizoochorous dispersal of aquatic plants. To ascertain whether aquatic plants entangled between bird feathers can be dispersed by birds, Neil analysed the microclimate between the feathers, and assessed the likelihood of plant survival under these conditions. Continue reading Congratulations to Neil Coughlan: MSc submitted