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Glendon Photo Essay: Best moment at YU

After I finished class, my best friend Nick picked me up at the Keele campus and off we drove to the Glendon campus for our field assignment. As it was not winter yet, we had the chance to climb up … Continue reading

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How wood decay is affected by the environment?

Wood debris Wood debris from forests form part of the nutrient cycle in these ecosystems. Hence, these can affect the structure of the ecosystem (Francis et al., 2008). For example, these serve as carbon and nitrogen storage pools (Elosegi et … Continue reading

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The highly invasive weed Cogon Grass

Imperata cylindrica, or most commonly known as ‘cogon grass’, is in the Top 100 Invasive Species list, according to the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) and in the Top 10 Worst Weed species in the world. This weed is native … Continue reading

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Secondary plant metabolites are benefial to humans and how UV-B might help us generate more of these metabolites

Secondary metabolites produced by plants are important for their survival and/or development. These metabolites include phenols, alkaloids and flavonoids among others. Their functions are to provide protection to the plant, be it by acting as UV sunscreens for the plants, … Continue reading

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How speaking 4 languages helped me throught out life (and this summer)

Salut tous le monde, my name is Mohammad¬† and I come from a small island called Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean. Speaking French and Creole as my native tongue since a young age, I can be considered to be … Continue reading

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