Research Highlights

Plant Team: Missouri Transect Vinobot in the News

A growing population gets a robotic assist

Technology aids researchers in examining efficiency, yields of crops

Columbia Daily Tribune

Monday, April 3, 2017

By Megan Favignano

Researchers study crops with UAVs

Dr. Simone Silvestri, Missouri Transect seed grant awardee, Plant Team member, and assistant professor of computer science at Missouri S&T, is using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor how crops respond to climate change and drought.

Digging dirt pays off for one St. Louis high school student

St. Louis high school student, Monica Malone, has been doing research at the Danforth Plant Science Center for nearly three years with Dr. Terry Woodford-Thomas, Missouri Transect Education Team Lead.  Presenting her research on “A Study of Microbial Communities From Till and No-Till Missouri Soils Using Genetic Finger Printing," Miss Malone won first prize Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the...

Plant and Education Teams: Learning Modules with High School Students in Native Prairies and Woodlands

As a part of the Missouri Transect project, MU biologist Ricardo Holdo is studying how drought impacts tallgrass prairie community dynamics. He has partnered with Troy Sadler and Patricia Friedrichsen, MU science education researchers, to integrate aspects of his studies at Tucker Prairie into teaching and learning materials appropriate for high school students.

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