Dr. Meg Staton, assistant professor of bioinformatics, has recently made news with her continued work building cyberinfrastructure for collecting tree data. She will serve as the lead researcher in this effort for the UT Institute of Agriculture. This project will help researchers connect to massive amounts of data that would be nearly impossible for a single researcher to store and analyze. "With access to new data sets and enhanced computing capabilities through the web, researchers can build on previous work to enhance selection, breeding, and management of trees for a variety of goals, such as agronomic efficiency gains and conservation of native species." Read entire article here: Dr. Staton Article