This project uses interdisciplinary approaches to provide the fundamental insights on the role of a micronutrient copper in pollen development and fertility in a model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. This project will also help to explain how a newly discovered protein CIT1 and another protein SPL7 coordinate copper uptake and delivery to the reproductive organs of Arabidopsis thaliana to orchestrate pollen development and fertility.
Global food security and the demand for high-yield grain crops with high nutritional value are the most urgent drivers of modern plant sciences due to the current trend of population growth, global climate change, and decreasing arable land resources. In this regard, micronutrients iron, copper and zinc are required for crop growth, fertility and grain yield. These micronutrients are also essential components of the human diet. The bread wheat is a globally important crop and is a major source of calories and revenue in Ukraine.
Bumble bees are important pollinators of crops and wildflowers, but pesticides and parasites have been linked to their declines. This study seeks to compare the performance of experimental bumble bee colonies across landscapes (natural and suburban areas) and farming practices (conventional agriculture and organic agriculture). The research is being conducted by a Masters student, Nelson Milano.
This project is being developed to bring newly developed methods of garden archaeology to a site excavated at Pompeii in the early 19th century before modern recording methods were developed.
The project seeks to understand the determinants and dynamics of rural to urban migration in contemporary Ethiopia.
The complexity of ecological communities creates challenges to understanding multi-host parasite transmission. Pronounced heterogeneity in transmission among individuals, species and across space is the rule rather than the exception. Community ecologists are beginning to make great strides in predicting multi-species interactions using a trait-based rather than taxonomic approach, identifying key functional attributes of organisms and environments that are important to understanding the system.
Growing season temperatures are projected to
increase in corn production areas. In previous work,
we have identified responses and possible
adaptations to increasing temperature that minimize
negative impacts of high temperatures on corn yields.
We will extend this work to identify adaptation
opportunities and improve yield predictions for
projected changes in future corn production climates.
The comparative study is to see how American historical archaeologists have studied religious sites and sacred sites.
It is to investigate how the study, research questions, and interpretations of religious sites and sacred sites has changed over the last century.
As a cell biologist and biochemist, Dr. Emr’s research has focused on uncovering the molecular mechanisms responsible for the biogenesis of specialized compartments, called organelles, which are present inside all cells. These organelles perform key biochemical functions that keep cells alive.
We are carrying out a two-year field study to assess the ability to use biocontrol nematodes for managing soil-dwelling white grub on school sports fields. We are working on two separate sports fields in Geneva NY that are managed differently and occur on different soil types.