Visitors 12
Modified 11-Jan-15
Created 11-Jan-15
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Two high-school students came from Korea to study with Professor Rodolfo Dirzo during their winter break. He has shown that buckeye seeds can sprout, even if as much as half or more of the seed has been eaten. One of the projects he suggested to them was to measure the sprouting and growth of buckeye seeds under different conditions: intact vs 50% consumed; with 75% of the foliage browsed, or none; and in sterile soil or in living soil with the usual micorrhizal fungi. The growth and "browsing" will be done in a greenhouse; the buckeye seeds were collected at Jasper Ridge. These images show scenes from the collecting expedition.
Enjoying LearningBuckeye ResearchInspecting the BuckeyeSprouting Buckeye SeedBuckeyeBuckeye with CoverHelen Collects BuckeyesFat BuckeyesVertibrate Predation on Buckeye SeedBuckeye with CoverCalifornia Buckeye Tree (Aesculus californica)California Buckeye Tree (Aesculus californica)Emerging MushroomSoap Plants, BrowsedStudents with ProfessorHeavily Predated BuckeyeHeavily Predated Buckeye with Vigorous RootHeavily Predated Buckeye with Vigorous RootRodolfo DirzoExamining the Predated Buckeye