College sparked my interest in community gardens and ethnobotany. Then came community & urban forestry as well as exploring the mechanisms gov and NGOs use to expand canopy. It's all about people-plant relationships. I'm so happy share my experiences this #BlackBotanistsWeek.
Day 2 of #BlackBotanistsWeek - Recently, I have been thinking more about urban #ecology. It blows my mind how #plants must withstand constant disturbance and yet they survive and thrive! This is on my way to the greenhouse. #thistle #PlantInteractions
In my Plant Diversity class, which is similar to #Botany101, my students read the first few chapters of this book to learn about the intersection of the African diaspora and botany #BlackBotanistsWeek #BlackBotanicalLegacy https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520269965/in-the-shadow-of-slavery
My ❤️ is full hearing the inspiring #BlackBotanicalLegacy stories for Day 1 of #BlackBotanistsWeek 🙌🏿😊. Tomorrow, the theme is #PlantInteractions. Plants interact with many lifeforms: microbes, insects, animals, us, even other plants. What does #PlantInteractions mean to you?
The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) portal curates #environmental & #ecological #data sets from publicly funded research (i.e. your tax dollars). It's free & available to the public. We love to see when new data from #BESlter research is published! @EDIdatapackages @USLTER
This research was supported by funding from the NSF Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) Program. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. DEB-1637661 and DEB-1855277. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.