If you are a Texan, you’re likely to be familiar with at least one cedar tree species. What we call “cedars” here in Texas are actually members of the juniper genus (Juniperus spp.). If you find yourself wondering “what cedar species is this?”, here is a simple guide to Texas junipers. Ashe juniper (Juniperus ashei) Growth […]
Perhaps you’re enjoying the views of your backyard, state park, or hiking trail, and you stumble upon a large purple flower with spiny leaves. It’s reminiscent of your grandmother’s shag carpet- only more purple. You may have heard of the perils of invasive thistle, but did you know that there are many native counterparts? Panic […]
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Centaurea stoebe is a perennial forb belonging to the family Asteraceae. Since its introduction from eastern Europe, C. stoebe has spread widely and caused substantial economic damage (Harris and Cranston, 1979, Watson and Renney 1974). As of 2000, this species had successfully invaded 7.5 million acres of North American land; it was present in 46 […]
I have been writing this over the course of the past year. After going through this very stressful yet exciting process, here is my advice for other undergraduates that are hoping to apply to graduate schools and don’t know where to start. GETTING YOUR BEARINGS Make sure grad school is for you. My undergraduate advisor […]
This presentation is from a research collaboration between myself and Andrew Vanderheiden at Texas A&M University under the supervision of Dr. Stacey Lyle.