Friday, January 18, 2008

Articles of note in the Sterling Morton Library : January's Offerings

These are some recent articles that can be found within the journal collection of the Sterling Morton Library. Please visit the Library to discover the incredible botanical and horticultural resources that await you! If you are unable to visit the Library and interested in reviewing one of these articles, I would be delighted to assist you at

Baggett, Pam. Wonderful walkways. The American Gardener, v. 87, no. 1, p. 37-41.

Hawkes, C.V. Are invaders moving targets? The generality and persistence of advantages in size, reproduction, and enemy release in invasive plant species with time since introduction. The American Naturalist, v. 170, no. 6, p. 832-843.

Janse-ten Klooster, S.H., E.J.P. Thomas and F.J. Sterck. Explaining interspecific differences in sapling growth and shade tolerance in temperate forests. Journal of Ecology, v. 95, p. 1250-1260.

Jones, B. and S. Foltz. A virtual arboretum. American Nurseryman, v. 207, issue 2, p. 40-46.
“A partnership has resulted in the creation of an online database that catalogs unique ornamental specimens planted in public and private landscapes in the Cincinnati and Louisville, KY, areas, as well as promotes plant diversity and public education.”

Pennacchio, M., L.V. Jefferson and K. Havens. Where there’s smoke, there’s germination. The Illinois Steward, v. 16, no. 3, p. 24-28.
Tells of recent discoveries about the role of smoke in the seed germination of some of our tallgrass-prairie species.

The Roger Tory Peterson Era : in the beginning … Compass, v. 22, issue 1, p. 1-2.
The year 2008 is the 100th year celebration of the birth of RTP. Read all about his life and legacy!

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