Announcement of ARS Research Grants
Dr. Harold E. Sweetman, Chairman ARS Research Committee
Research Grants Awarded in 2006
1. Mechanisms for Winter Photoprotection in Rhododendron subsection Pontica: a physio-genetic analysis. Stephen Krebs, The Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, OH - $5,000.
2. Understanding the mechanism of cold hardening in Rhododendron. Functional analysis of a cold acclimation-responsive dehydrin gene/protein. Rajeev Arora, Iowa State University, Ames, IA - $5,000.
3. Mapping the distribution of Rhododendron arboreum ssp. nilagiricum (Zenker) Taag, using Ecological Niche Modeling and develop conservation plan. Amarnath Giriraj, Department of Ecology, French Institute of Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India - $5,000.