The Weber Lab has persisted and grown through these uncertain times as we relocated to Southern Illinois U, Carbondale from Southeast Missouri State U in 2019 (has it been that long already??).
Returning to in-person classes and another grad student means that we have many hands to work on continuing and new projects. These include but aren’t limited to; ongoing phylogenetic work, field sampling, morphometrics, cataloging herbarium specimens, growth experiments, breeding system work, pollinator ecology and much more. The start of the year saw us visiting MOBOT to sample vouchers. That trip had been on our wish list for many months, but kept getting delayed due to the pandemic. But last year wasn’t without highlights as we spent time growing and connecting (including some fun with the Brown Lab), with a Holiday Party before winter break and a picnic and visit to Scratch Brewery in warmer weather.