CAHNR in the news

newsprintUConn Today posted an article about invasive plants and native species that are alternatives to them. Associate Professor Jessica Lubell was interviewed about her research in that area, and Professors Mark Brand and Yi Li were mentioned for their development of plants that provide an option to invasives. All are on the faculty of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.

WNPR talked about a trail where people can find information about the historical significance of places on Connecticut’s coast through a mobile phone.  Department of Agricultural Resources and Economics Associate Professor in Residence Syma Ebbin is helping to create the app for what she is calling “The Blue Heritage Trail.”

Greenhouse Product News mentioned Professor Yi Li and his use of a technology called CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats). Li said that CRISPR has potential for use with edible and ornamental crops. Li is on the faculty of plant science and landscape architecture.

USA Today Network announced the release of Korey Stringer Institute’s (KSI) 2018 High School Sports Safety Policy Rankings. The article pointed out that New Jersey was in the number one position for what KSI calls “implementation of evidence-based best practices for preventing and managing the leading causes of sudden death in secondary school athletics” and quoted Professor Douglas Casa. KSI is housed in the Department of Kinesiology. See also Time.

By Patsy Evans