Allison Miller, Matthew Greg, and Laura Klein
Saint Louis University undergraduate Matthew Greg is the recipient of an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduate award. This award is part of a larger program run through the Missouri Botanical Garden aimed at training undergraduates in plant evolution, ecology, and diversity. Matthew will be working closely with Allison (left) and PhD student Laura (right) to characterize morphological diversity in three native Vitis species (V. acerifolia, V. riparia, and V. rupestris). Matthew will be working with plant specimens housed in the Missouri Botanical Garden's 6 million+ accession herbarium, and will also assist Laura with field work collecting new specimens.
A 64-vine experimental vineyard was planted this week at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The vineyard includes representative genotypes of two native North American grapevine species. V. riparia and V. rupestris. The vineyard includes a drought and a control bed with replicated collections planted in each bed. Genotypes of both species will be monitored for genetic responses to abiotic stress including temperature and precipitation extremes.
Miller Lab members