Virtual labs can be tough, but students did an amazing job using ImageJ to measure size of the epidermal cells guarding stomata in Phragmites. I'll consider it a win, students got stuck with the analysis while I got to go out and collect plants and prep the samples.
We are excited to have undergraduate Madison Nelson join the lab for her last semester at South. As a Biology education major, Madison is going to help us explore some of the eduction-focused research questions we've been asking here at South! Welcome Madison, check out her (and everyone else's Bios on our people page).
J gets to hang out at the sea lab for the next month to teach Marine Botany is part of DISL's undergraduate program which brings together undergraduate students from all the Alabama universities to take courses aimed at marine ecosystems for the summer.
As a final assignment for Conservation Biology, I pushed students to reflect on what they've learned in the class and what it means for them going forward. I posed a very simple question to them: Are you willing to do something rather than do nothing? Here is a word cloud of their responses!!!!
Department of Biology - University of South Alabama