Great story on Oberlin.edu - and exciting to see Mike Moore's work to be rewarded with this NSF grant! It is especially nice to learn that the grant will support collaboration with area high school teachers, in addition to teaching and research with college students and colleagues:
(From Oberlin College Headlines) "In addition to supporting student-faculty research opportunities in his lab, Moore will use the CAREER grant to improve student understanding of the core concepts in evolutionary biology both at the college and high school levels. He plans to run a summer workshop for area high school teachers in which he’ll give instruction on phylogenetic concepts — material that isn’t covered in Advanced Placement biology curriculum, but necessary for intro-level biology courses in college. He will also work with the faculty who teach the introductory BIOL 102 course to implement new lab activities aimed at getting students up to pace on extracting plant DNA and building an evolutionary tree."
For an artistic view of plant evolution, check out
The art of plant evolution / W. John Kress and Shirley Sherwood, Richmond : Kew Pub., 2009