Dr Rebecca Bunn
This project focused on the relationship between soil biota, such as mycorrhizal fungi, bacteria, and other microorganisms, and the success of native plants grown in landscaped settings. In particular, we hoped to obtain data which might describe the mycorrhizal associations formed by target species, as well as their growth response to the introduction of native soil biota. This work will improve our understanding of how to grow certain plants, such as sea thrift (A.
maritima), that have proven difficult to maintain in native plant gardens and nurseries. My roles within this project were wide ranging, and included responsibilities such as the maintenance of A. maritima in the greenhouse, the collection of seed and soil samples from the field, the assessment of roots to quantify the degree to which mycorrhizal fungi had colonized plants, and
analysis and synthesis of the information and data collected.
Hyland, Miles, "GoNatives! Research Internship" (2022). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 86.
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