David Showalter

David Showalter

Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University

Postdoctoral Researcher


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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Important research and a simple, focused approach. Good luck!
Feel free to contact me if you would like a word document or PDF version of the press release to preserve the formatting.