Horticultural Physiology

Dr. Yao-Chien ‘Alex’ Chang visits the lab

Dr. Yao-Chien ‘Alex’ Chang from National Taiwan University visited the horticultural physiology lab on Friday, August 12. Dr. Chang is a professor of horticulture and a world-renown orchid physiologist. He attended the ASHS conference in Atlanta and subsequently came to Athens to visit our lab. We showed him our research on LED…
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Marc van Iersel named ASHS graduate educator of the year

The American Society for Horticultural Science announced that Dr. Marc van Iersel was named the 2016 graduate educator of the year. He will receive the award at the 2016 ASHS conference in Atlanta. Here is the ASHS announcement: Dr. Marc van Iersel started as an assistant professor at Griffin Campus…
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Shuyang Zhen wins graduate student competition at LightSym 2016

Shuyang Zhen, PhD student in the horticultural physiology lab, won the graduate student competition at the 8th International Symposium on Light in Horticulture. Shuyang presented her research showing that far-red light can play an important role in optimizing light use efficiency of plants grown under LED light. Her work challenges…
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Shuyang Zhen, Michael Martin and Marc van Iersel attend LightSym 2016

The 8th international symposium on lighting (LightSym 2016) was held from may 22-26 in East Lansing, MI. The horticultural physiological lab was well represented at the symposium. Shuyang Zhen presented her work on the importance of far-red light on the efficiency of light use in photosynthesis. Her work has shown…
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ASHS highlights labs LED research in press release

The American Society for Horticulture Science highlighted the lab’s research in a press release: ASHS Press release on biofeedback system. The press release discusses the lab’s research on the development of a biofeedback system that can control how plant use light. The system uses chlorophyll fluorescence measurements to determine how…
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Mary Lewis, Sierra McDonald, and Jesse Lafian present their research at the UGA College of Ag undergrad research symposium

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences held their annual undergraduate research symposium today. The Horticultural Physiology Lab was well represented.   Mary Lewis presented her work on inducing flowering in marigolds, using far-red LEDs. She had the joy of presenting in front of our department head, who was one…
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