Author Archives: Hannah

The Inbetween Year – Goals

As they say, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. I jokingly tell family and friends that this is the first time I’m not a student in 20 years. (It’s not wrong) As much as I’m already cringing at the non-student prices for society memberships and conference fees, I must admit that having […]

What I’ve Been Up To

The semester is finally over, and so is my self-allowed 2-week summer vacation. Time to get back to manuscripts! I’ve also been doing a lot of fun-reading lately. This upcoming school year is going to be a gap year for me, which means no research assistantships to provide steady income and needing to start payments […]

What’s going on with Lincoln’s trees?

If you’re living in Lincoln, Nebraska you might have noticed that a lot of trees around town have been marked with green ribbons saying “Ash Tree At Risk”. What’s going on? Are all of these trees scheduled to be cut down? The ribbons also have a URL for more information: That takes you to […]

I found the secret to productivity… and lost it

As you may be able to tell, I did not keep up with the #5Papers challenge. It’s been a month since I promised to and I can honestly say I haven’t read a single paper for the express purpose of the challenge since then. So what happened? If you’re close to me, you know that […]

The Eastern Asian – Eastern North American Disjunct: Part 2

In Part 1, we touched on some of the plants that first brought scientists’ attention to the Eastern Asian – Eastern North American Disjunct. When we look at what vertebrate animals also show this pattern – living in East Asia and Eastern North America, but no where else – we find that most of them […]

#5Papers – Introduction

A new year brings new challenges, and while some try to get to the gym more, others try to form better reading habits. My Facebook feed has been busy with this book-reading challenge in particular. I may be a month behind, but I’ve decided to commit to an academically-minded challenge. I’ll be doing #5Papers — something I just learned […]

The Eastern Asian – Eastern North American Disjunct: Part 1

A little background for you: I grew up in the eastern United States. Raised in Florida, frequently vacationing in or near Shenandoah National Park, and earning my Master’s degree in east Tennessee, I’m used to a certain way things are ‘supposed to’ look. I’ve never been a botanist, but what I associate with ‘normal’ is […]