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PLACA Brown Bag Series presents: Juan C. Alvarez-Yepiz

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 Juan C. Alvarez-Yepiz PhD Student and Fulbright Fellw, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY-ESF Plants helping plants:The story of survival of a rare cycad in northwestern Mexico Plant species interact and compete for space, light and soil nutrients. However, recent studies have known that plants also help each other through a process known as facilitation. This type of positive plant-plant interaction occurs when one species facilitates the establishment and survival of another species under its canopy by ameliorating extreme microclimatic conditions or increasing nutrient availability. Alvarez-Yepiz is investigating facilitation of a rare cycad by more modern plants in northwestern Mexico. The results of this study will highlight the potential of facilitation for the conservation of ancient plant species of high evolutionary, ecological and ornamental value.

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We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.