Acer VanWallendael is a Ph.D. candidate at Fordham University studying the ecology and evolution of invasive plants, specifically, how invasive species offer an opportunity for scientists to better understand evolution. He currently works in the Franks Lab studying the ecology and evolution of invasive Japanese knotweed, Reynoutria japonica. He is particularly interested in the recent advances in understanding of epigenetics that may change our understanding of the way plants adapt to rapidly changing environmental conditions.
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Classes by this instructor
Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body, from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. After an overview of microscope use and fundamental science in the first session, you'll use both dissecting and compound light microscopes to observe plant anatomy. Moving on, we'll int more...