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The Life Sciences Greenhouse core features two separate growing rooms, each with its own climate control system and supplemental lighting for year-round propagation of a variety of plant species and experimental systems that require ambient light. The separate work room ("headhouse") stores supplies, tools, and instruments, and is designed for preparing, processing, and studying plant materials,
Projects and experiments within the last year include: (1) cultivation of native Albany Pine bush plants for research and teaching labs; (2) a graduate student experiment testing invasion and competition among different plant species; (3) a graduate student experiment on propagule dispersal and population genetics of Adirondack alpine mosses; (4) another graduate student experiment on the capacity of vegetated roof systems to filter contaminants borne in atmospheric deposition; (5) propagation of plant material by a College of Nanotechnology scientist for use in modeling biological microstructures as templates for nano-scale fabrication; (6) experiments on induced defenses in plants by a visiting postdoctoral scholar. In addition, UAlbany Grounds Dept. and ULibrary staff grow seedlings for campus beautification projects, including the Science Library courtyard.