Botany 575 students publish their research conducted in Patagonia

lichen In January 2014, with generous support from an anonymous donor, 10 Botany and Conservation Biology undergraduates traveled to southern Chile to investigate conservation issues. During the following year, the students and Botany staff collaborated to analyze data and write a article. Their work, titled "Potential impacts of UV exposure on lichen communities: A pilot study of Nothofagus dombeyi trunks in southernmost Chile," will soon appear in the journal Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, an online publication of the Ecological Society of America. In addition, Dr. Susan Will-Wolf will present the research at the annual meeting of the Botanical Society of America this summer. The following students and staff co-authored the publication:

Marie T. Trest, Susan Will-Wolf, Rachel Keuler, Nathaniel Shay, Karen Hill, Alyssa Studer, Andy Muench, Zachary Alexander, Axel Adams, Leah Dittberner, Martin Feehan, Hannah Lee, Nicholas Galleguillos-Katz, Joy B. Zedler, Linda Graham, and Patricia Arancibia-Avila