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David Showalter

David Showalter

Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Published on Jun 09, 2015

We have pieced together the playbooks!

I'll be presenting our research progress next week at the 35th New Phytologist Symposium in Boston. The theme of the conference is "The genomes of forest trees: new frontiers of forest biology" and...

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Published on Mar 17, 2015

International Day of Forests, March 21

In 2012 when the United Nations passed a resolution designating March 21st as the annual International Day of Forests, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remarked, "To build a sustainabl...

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Published on Dec 09, 2014

Your dollar$ are doing $cience

Your donations have found their way through the accounting maze at Experiment.com and Ohio State University and into our team's research account.   We wasted no time before sending them along to pa...

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Published on Nov 20, 2014

800% return on investment!

Every $1 donated to our project by midnight (PST) secures nearly $8 of pledged support!  We have only $800 left to go on our $6,250 all-or-nothing goal.  Share with any bargain hunters you know.  A...

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Published on Nov 18, 2014

Final push. Help make the pledges count.

At this point 48 backers have pledged over $3,000 in support of our project. We've been extremely happy with all of the exposure this project has received, but we want to make those financial pledg...

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Published on Nov 12, 2014

Is emerald ash borer in your area? Check the map.

emeraldashborer.info is a website developed and maintained by the USDA Forest Service, Michigan State University, Purdue University and Ohio State University.  On the site you can f...

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Published on Nov 07, 2014

New Press Release. Spread the word!

We've put together a press release to spread the word about our project.  Share with others on social networks or print and post. Contact me if you would like a PDF or word document version to pres...

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Published on Oct 24, 2014

Emerald ash borer spread to white fringe tree!

Our frequent collaborator at Wright State University, Professor Don Cipollini has found emerald ash borer infesting white fringe trees (Chionanthus virginicus) in Ohio.  While fringe tree is still ...

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Published on Oct 12, 2014

Promising research update! Let's fund this thing!

We got a lot of positive feedback from other scientists at the 2014 International Union of Forestry Research Organizations World Congress. Below is one of the slides from our presentation.We have c...

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Published on Sep 30, 2014

Promising research update! Let's fund this thing!

We got a lot of positive feedback from other scientists at the 2014 International Union of Forestry Research Organizations World Congress. Below is one of the slides from our presentation.We have c...

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Published on Sep 25, 2014

Project summary wordcloud

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Here's our project in one wordcloud.

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Published on Sep 22, 2014

Why stop emerald ash borer? Your health.

Why should you support our project to stop EAB? Loss of ash to EAB has been associated with an increased rate of respiratory and cardiovascular related death. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/arch...

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Good luck with your campaign. You're collecting valuable information to justify protection of these landscapes.
May 28, 2015
Ash Swamps of the Willamette Valley: Havens of Biodiversity
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Best of luck! I'm excited to see the results of this research
Apr 12, 2015
Sequencing the Cactus Genome to Discover the Secret of Drought Resistance
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there are some good URL shorteners available online (https://goo.gl) and another way to help people with smart phones to easily access your site is to include a QR code. (https://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/). I made flyers for hallways as well as little business-card sized ones.
Mar 23, 2015
Discovering Plant Destroyers in South Africa with Citizen Science
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Good luck, Joey!
Mar 18, 2015
Discovering Plant Destroyers in South Africa with Citizen Science
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Just had the pleasure of exploring aspen groves in Utah, and I had no idea there were populations in the Willamette Valley. I'd love to see a lab note with some more information on the flood, like where the water originated and the course it took through the Pacific Northwest. Best of luck with your campaign.
Jan 19, 2015
The lost aspens of the Willamette Valley: Did catastrophic floods carry them from the Rockies?
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Wow! What a finish. Over $2,600 raised in the last 12 hours! It has been humbling, encouraging, and exciting to see the furry of effort by so many people to help this project reach its goal. Stay tuned for more updates.
Nov 20, 2014
Can we save ash trees from the invasive emerald ash borer?
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Great question Anne. There are a few alternatives for baseball bats, like maple or foreign-grown North American ash, but these come with their own trade-offs. Maple bats are more prone to shatter and we've seen some of the unintended consequences of spreading species around the world. We'd like to keep US grown North American ash as a viable option in the future.
Nov 20, 2014
Can we save ash trees from the invasive emerald ash borer?
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Important research and a simple, focused approach. Good luck!
Nov 12, 2014
Why do leaves change color in the fall?
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Feel free to contact me if you would like a word document or PDF version of the press release to preserve the formatting.
Nov 07, 2014
Can we save ash trees from the invasive emerald ash borer?
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Thanks Angie
Oct 13, 2014
Can we save ash trees from the invasive emerald ash borer?
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Thanks for your support Mary. I'll read up on the imidicloprid applications and see if I can provide any advice.
Oct 12, 2014
Can we save ash trees from the invasive emerald ash borer?
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Thank you Andrew. Your support means a lot.
Oct 02, 2014
Can we save ash trees from the invasive emerald ash borer?
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