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MicroTrop 2014 In Pictures


    MicroTrop 2014

MicroTrop 2014

MicroTrop 2014



  • Participants donning their new MicroTrop lab coats

  • MicroTrop 2014 participants posing in front of the bus that took them around Dakar.

  • MicroTrop 2014 participants sharing a meal.

  • MicroTrop 2014 participants pose after a morning of making Winogradsky Columns in empty water bottles out of mud and newspaper to witness microbial activity.

  • Participants toured the small farmer vegetable production and environmental pollution remediation project on the edge of Dakar. Forty percent of the vegetables sold in Dakar come from the gardens that use recycled, treated waste water.

  • OSU Plant Pathology Graduate Student, Spencer Debenport demonstrates sample collection for identifying beneficial microorganisms.

  • Professor Richard Dick explains how mango trees flourish when grown in association with native shrubs.

  • Classroom in M'bour where participants heard lectures from French, Senegalese, and US researchers on topics ranging from  microbial community biodiversity to bioinformatics and experimental design.



Photos Courtesy of Amanda Davey, Program Manager, School of Environment and Natural Resources.

September 2014.