Dig heavy metal? So do these plants

When you hear “environmental disaster,” images from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Chernobyl, the Dust Bowl, or the Exxon Valdez oil spill may come to mind. As you picture oil slicks, chemical burns, and polluted waters, it is difficult to imagine life after these devastating events. Do plants and animals actually survive in these rapidly changing and degrading habitats? If so, how do they do it?

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Welcome to the new Science Snapshots blog! Here you will find weekly posts about the exciting scientific research taking place at KSU and beyond. The goal of these posts is to effectively share information about the questions K-State scientists are asking and the techniques being used to answer those questions in a short and to the point format. We also feature a Photo Gallery to provide a glimpse of what conducting scientific research looks like.

We currently plan to focus on research happening in the Division of Biology but hope to expand our posts to more areas of science as our list of contributors grows. Our first research post is up below, and we’re adding new photos to the gallery on a daily basis.

Read our first post, check back regularly for new posts and photos, and use the Contact page to send us any suggestions or comments you might have!

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