Abstract: Associations Between Mycorrhizal Fungi and the American Chestnut Tree

Hello Everyone!

My name is Rachel Reeb. I am a rising sophomore at the college, and an intended biology/ environmental science double major. This will be my first summer conducting research for the college, and I am incredibly excited to get underway! I will be doing research in Harmony Dalgleish’s plant ecology lab, and am studying how¬†mycorrhizae originating from various plant communities affect the biomass of chestnut seedlings during their first few months of growth, and how the presence of competing plant species effect mycorrhizal colonization and biomass in chestnuts during growth.

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