Nishanta "Nishi" Rajakaruna

Home » Lab News

Lab News

December 2017

  • Nishi presents a seminar on geobotany at the California Native Plant Society (San Luis Obispo Chapter) monthly meeting
  • Nishi co-leads a hike at Reservoir Canyon for California Native Plant Society (San Luis Obispo Chapter)

November 2017

  • Paper Accepted: Venter, A., S. J. Siebert, N. Rajakaruna, S. Barnard, A. Levanets, A. Ismail, M. Allam, B. Peterson, T. Sanko. 2017. Biological crusts of serpentine and non-serpentine soils from the Barberton Greenstone Belt of South Africa. Ecological Research (in press)
  • Paper Accepted: Siebert, S. J., Schutte, N. C., Bester, S. P., Komape, D. M., and N. Rajakaruna. 2017. Senecio conrathii N.E.Br. (Asteraceae), a new hyperaccumulator of nickel from serpentinite outcrops of the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa. Ecological Research (in press)

October 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Lab members setting up permanent vegetation monitoring plots on burnt and unburnt, south and north facing slopes on serpentine and metavolcanic soils on Poly Canyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Lab members visit Poly Canyon to explore post-fire disturbance. We will soon set up plots to monitor post-fire regeneration of plants found on serpentine and metavolcanic soils on burnt and unburnt areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Lab visits Poly Canyon with former Geology Professor Dr. David Chipping

 

 

September 2017

  • Lab takes first field trip to Rinconada mine, an abandoned mercury mine within Los Padres National Forest

 

 

 

 

 

  • Paper accepted: Rajakaruna, N. Lessons on evolution from the study of edaphic specialization. The Botanical Review (in press)

August 2017

  • Paper Hot off the Press:  Urban, A. J., Mittelhauser, G. H., Dickinson, M., and N. Rajakaruna. 2017. The Alpine Vascular Plants of Baxter State Park, Maine, USA. Rhodora 119: 110-131.

 

For past lab news see here