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Sam Willis - Fall 2010

Sam was interested in characterizing the mycorrhizal fungal community in a mine tailings hill in Estonia. The idea was that these tailings hills look completely biologically depauperate, and yet for some reason a few species of orchids absolutely thrive on them. He used DNA-based molecular techniques to identify the fungi in soil, which Shefferson lab personel sampled previously at the site. Sam presented a poster on his work (see link) at the spring 2011 CURO Symposium.