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Kate Ballantine and Rachel Rubin (Environmental Studies) and Jason Andras (Biology) received a grant from the Restore America's Estuaries: Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Watershed Grants for their project " Bioreactors for Enhanced Nitrogen Removal in Coastal Cranberry Farms." The project is for two years and four months.

Rubin, R., K. Ballantine, A. Hegberg*, and J. Andras. 2022. Flooding and ecological restoration promote wetland microbial communities and soil functions on former cranberry farmland. PLoS ONE 16(12): e0260933. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260933

Andras, J. P., Rodriguez-Reillo, W. G., Truchon, A., Blanchard, J. L., Pierce, E. A., & Ballantine, K. A. (2020). Rewilding the small stuff: The effect of ecological restoration on prokaryotic communities of peatland soils. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. doi:10.1093/femsec/fiaa144

Andras, J. P., Fields, P., Du Pasquier, L. D., Fredericksen, M., & Ebert, D. (2020). Genome-wide association analysis identifies a genetic basis of infectivity in a model bacterial pathogen. Molecular Biology and Evolution. doi:10.1093/molbev/msaa173

Andras, J.P., Hollis, K.L., Carter, K.A. [MHC '17], Couldwell, G. [MHC '16] & Nowbahari, E. (2020). Analysis of ants’ rescue behavior reveals heritable specialization for first responders. Journal of Experimental Biology, 223: jeb212530.

Alexi Arango was invited to speak at the 40th Annual Alumnae Seminar about how current and emerging technologies might counter global warming.

Arnold, B. (2022). Job: An ordinary servant of God. Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Arnold, B., Aronson, A., & Lawall, G. (Eds). (2011). Teacher's Guide. Love and Betrayal: A Catullus Reader (2nd Edition). Prentice Hall.

Arnold, B., Aronson, A., & Lawall, G. (Eds). (2011). Love and Betrayal: A Catullus Reader (2nd Edition). Prentice Hall.