Blanco-Sanchez M; Moore Michael J; Ramos-Munoz M; Pias B; Garcia-Fernandez A; Prieto M; Plaza L; Isabel I; Escudero A; Matesanz S. Phylogeography of a gypsum endemic plant across its entire distribution range in the western Mediterranean. American Journal of Botany, Early View, March 2021. DOI: 10.1002/ajb2.1625
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Co-authors He Ren '20, Jane Sedlak '19, and Matthew Elrod publish in Environmental Science and Technology
This latest article from alumni Ren and Sedlak, former research students in the Elrod lab, describes a method "that allows for the study of the reaction of sulfate radicals and several olefinic precursors."
From the abstract:
Friday, March 19, 2021
Elrod, Matthew J., Professor of Chemistry; Jane A. Sedlak (OC '19); He Ren (OC '20). Accurate Computational Model for the Hydration Extent of Atmospherically Relevant Carbonyls on Aqueous Atmospheric Particles. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 2021, 5, 348-355. (full-text access through Interlibrary Loan)
Goldman, Aaron D., Associate Professor of Biology; Liberles, D. A. The Journal of Molecular Evolution Turns 50. Journal of Molecular Evolution. DOI: 10.1007/s00239-021-10000-w, Early Access, Feb. 2021.
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Bogart, T., Goodrick, J. and Woods, Kevin (Professor and Chair of Mathematics). Periodic behavior in families of numerical and affine semigroups via parametric Presburger arithmetic. - Semigroup Forum DOI: 10.1007/s00233-021-10164-3 (Early access; no volume or pagination available) Subscriber access at publisher's website (SpringerLink)
Goldman, Aaron. D. (Associate Professor of Biology) and Kacar, B. Cofactors are Remnants of Life's Origin and Early Evolution. - Journal of Molecular Evolution DOI: 10.1007/s00239-020-09988-4 (Early access; no volume or pagination available) Free full text at publisher's website (SpringerLink)
Monday, March 01, 2021
Recent publications from John Scofield, Professor of Physics, and Christina Smith, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, as reported in Web of Science
Scofield, John H., Brodnitz, S., Cornell, J., Liang, T. and Scofield, T. 2021. Energy and Greenhouse Gas Savings for LEED-Certified US Office Buildings. Energies.
From the abstract: [Here]we present results from the largest study of measured, whole-building energy performance for commercial LEED-certified buildings, using 2016 energy use data that were obtained for 4417 commercial office buildings... Only LEED offices certified at the gold level demonstrated statistically significant savings in source energy and greenhouse gas emissions as compared with non-LEED offices.
Smith, Christina L., Lemmon, M., Moores, J. E., et al. 2020. The Line-of-Sight Extinction Record at Gale Crater as Observed by MSL's Mastcam and Navcam through similar to 2,500 Sols. Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets 125: e2020JE006465.
From the abstract: [Finding based on monitoring by Mars rover Curiosity]... Extinction as a function of azimuth and elevation angle were investigated and the extinction as a function of azimuth was generally found to be smooth and thus the dust well-mixed horizontally. The extinction as a function of elevation shows increased dust loading at lower elevations during dusty seasons, indicative of dust lifting from the base of the crater.
Monday, February 15, 2021
These three articles were published in December 2020, from the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves. Professor of Physics Dan Stinebring has long collaborated in the NANOGrav Collective.
- Alam, M. F., Arzoumanian, Z., Baker, P. T., et al. 2021a. The NANOGrav 12.5 yr Data Set: Observations and Narrowband Timing of 47 Millisecond Pulsars. - Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 252: 4.
- Alam, M. F., Arzoumanian, Z., Baker, P. T., et al. 2021b. The NANOGrav 12.5 yr Data Set: Wideband Timing of 47 Millisecond Pulsars. - Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 252: 5.
- Arzoumanian, Z., Baker, P. T., Blumer, H., et al. 2020. The NANOGrav 12.5 yr Data Set: Search for an Isotropic Stochastic Gravitational-wave Background. - Astrophysical Journal Letters 905: L34.
Learn more about NANOGrav.
Friday, February 05, 2021
Reposted from the Oberlin College Campus Digest, February 5, 2021:The research of Professor of Biology Mike Moore and collaborators (including several Oberlin students) on rare Hawaiian plants is the subject of the January 28, 2021 episode of the "Plants Are Cool, Too!" video series. The episode "How to save a species from going extinct," documents the many biologists involved in preventing the extinction of ultra-rare plants that grow only on the island of Kaua'i.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Roger Laushman publishes in Plant and Soil, with Jake Nash '16 (now at Duke Univ) and C. Schadt, Univ Tennesee
Nash, Jake, Laushman, Roger, Professor of Biology, & Schadt, Christopher. (2020). Ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity interacts with soil nutrients to predict plant growth despite weak plant-soil feedbacks. Plant and Soil, 453(1-2), 445-458. doi:10.1007/S11104-020-04616-Y
|Burr Oak leaves and acorn, image from USDA|
via Wikimedia Commons
Partial abstract: "We investigated whether plant-soil feedbacks of an ectomycorrhizal tree (Quercus macrocarpa) [Burr Oak] varied based on soil nutrient status and whether fungal community composition and diversity could explain feedback patterns. ...There was a positive home vs. away plant-soil feedback, though feedbacks with individual hosts were not significant regardless of fertilization. Still, hosts harbored distinctive fungal communities that were predictive of plant growth."