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Lilly Arbor Project Update

Last week students, friends of CEES and concerned citizens gathered for a tour of the Lilly ARBOR project followed by a screening of Dam Nation hosted by the Student Sustainability Council.

Edge of Field Update

 

The edge of field project at Starkey Farm survived one of the wettest summers on record. During the months of June and July many samples were taken and brought back to the lab for analysis. Jacob and Danielle became very familiar with the site and were often visiting 4-5 times a week.  

Meet Dr. Julia Angstmann: New Director of the Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University

Dr. Julia Angstmann joined the Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) at Butler in June of 2015, and she is incredibly excited about many of the ongoing programs as well as future endeavors!

INPAWS Annual Conference 2015

- Guest blog submitted by Jenny Nelson.  Jenny is a lecturer in the Earth Sciences department and CEES Faculty Partner.

Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society (INPAWS) members gather every November for a full day to engage in learning about native plants!

Partnership Insight: CEES Service Learning and DPW

CEES and Don Miller and Brenda Howard with Department of Public Works (DPW) - Land Stewardship have had a long standing partnership.  In fact, Don informs, “they’ve never had a longer term partnership with anybody.”  CEES Service Learning currently helps Don and Brenda mainly with the preventative maintenance of prior projects. 

Spotlight on CEES Partner: Dr. Brian Plankis

Dr. Brian Plankis, a major contributor to CEES’ educational outreach programs, has made environmental education his life’s work.  Brian was initially impassioned for science by his 7th grade science teacher, Mr. Bill King who taught at Culver Community High School. 

CEES Engages in Cyanobacteria Research

- Guest blog submitted by Kira Wiseman.  Kira is a recent graduate of the B.S. Environmental Science program. Kira helps in data entry and water sampling processes in order to facilitate cyanobacteria research.

IUPUI students help to meet CEES mission

Here at CEES, we are lucky to have great IUPUI undergraduate and graduate students that assist us in carrying out our mission.  This past Spring Semester, we had 19 driven students!  Here is a short summary of their efforts and some links to their work...

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- Guest blog submitted by Meera M. Patel. Ms. Patel is a rising senior at Fishers High School, a High Honor Roll student and a Project STEM intern.  This summer, Ms. Patel is researching Combined Sewage Overflows, assisting with community based research and spending some of her time interning with Amber Rollings at CEES.

Researchers from IUPUI investigate drought effects on legumes


CEES researchers (and IUPUI Department of Earth Sciences faculty) Dr. Lixin Wang and Dr. Pierre-Andre Jacinthe and postdoctoral researcher Dr. Stefani Daryanto published a new paper this month, “Global synthesis of drought effects on food legume production,” in the journal PLOS ONE. Wang et al.’s focus on legumes is of particular importance due to these protein rich (and tasty) Fabaceae family members being major players for food security for the developing world as well as gaining popularity from increasing healthy-eating-style dieting trends.

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