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Mon, 09/30/2019 - 10:34am - Large organizations that certify trees are grown sustainably exclude those considered ‘transgenic.’ Now, researchers around the world demand a change.   More than 100 years ago, chestnut trees were an iconic part of forests across the eastern United States.
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Associated Personnel: Dr. Scott Merkle
Mon, 09/30/2019 - 10:21am - Using an app, Scott Merkle aims to connect disease-resistant trees to the scientists who can help their species   They were called “ghost trees” because, after they died, American chestnut trees lost their bark and turned white, standing as a stark reminder of the magnificent plant it once was.
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Associated Personnel: Dr. Scott Merkle
Mon, 09/30/2019 - 08:51am - Research by a Warnell faculty member has unlocked one piece of a puzzle plaguing man-made lakes in the Southeast—although why it is so deadly is still a mystery. For the past 25 years, American bald eagles along with thousands of water birds have been killed by a new kind of cyanobacteria that produces a lethal toxin. Scientists had a name, Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy, and they saw patterns—specifically, that birds were dying at man-made lakes. 
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Associated Personnel: Dr. Susan Wilde