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Research in the UVM Greenhouses


Anju Dahiya is working with native algae aggregates for oil production via open pond/tank system. The main objective is to develop a robust system of algoil productionthat can resist contamination and uncontrolled weather conditions. flasks and carboys of algae cultures

Anthony McInnis, working with John Todd, has developed an experiment that is an adaptation of several existing ecologically engineered technologies, designed to treat chemical contaminants found in mineral wastes generated in the state of Vermont. The experimental setup consists of 3 systems (2 experimental, 1 control), and the experiment will be run in blocks.

The technology is intended to treat the chemical contaminants found in the mineral wastes, and is designed to recover the treated minerals at the end of the process, as they still have considered economic & environmental value. Success of this experimental technology will address many of the legal, environmental health & social concerns surrounding this mineral waste product in Vermont & across North America. This technology also has the potential of creating novel products from this waste material.

Traits leading to a species invasivenessPhalaris in pots
Jane Molofsky, Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Biology has been using the invasive grass, Phalaris arundinacea, reed canary grass, as a model system to ask questions about how different traits influence a species success and how this can affect a species ability to invade new habitats. She and her team have identified 41 native and 49 invasive genotypes taken from Europe and North America for experimental work.

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