Today is World Bamboo Day!

In our lab, we study populations of hill cane (Arundinaria appalachiana), a species of bamboo endemic to the Southern Appalachian Mountains that can be found on the Domain. Arundinaria is the genus of bamboo that serves as the primary food source for the giant pandas of China. Little is known about the life history or ecology of hill cane. No population has ever been observed to flower or set seed.

Bamboo Research Presented at Clonal Plant Conference

This summer, I attended the 12th Clonal Plant Symposium that was held in Brunswick ME on the Bowdoin Campus (July 29-Aug. 2). This conference was part of a series of international symposia have been held every three years since 1988 (when I was in graduate school) and were established to “advance the scientific understanding of the physiology, ecology, and evolution of clonal growth in plants.” Over 30 years these meetings have been held in 10 countries, attended by plant ecologists from around the globe, and have served as a forum for the exchange of ideas and communication of new research discoveries. This was the first time the symposium has been hosted in the United States and I serv

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University of the South

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