This spring, Joshlyn Rowland & Taylor Clay are joining the FUNGGii lab as undergraduate researchers. Joshlyn will be leading up a greenhouse project exploring how native Dauphin Island mycorrhizal fungi may promote salinity tolerance in Panicum, while Taylor is going to be looking at ghost crab burrowing density and movement around our disturbance x nutrient addition plots on Dauphin Island! Should be a fun semester! Check out our People page for more info.
Emily found out today that she is being awarded the Walter F Coxe research grant to conduct some mechanistic greenhouse experiments to understand the role of coastal mycorrhizal fungi in dune grass growth, drought tolerance, and salinity tolerance. These experiments will form the first steps to determining whether mycorrhizal fungi are a viable option for coastal dune restoration in the gulf coast.
Department of Biology - University of South Alabama