Drs. Jeffrey Walck & Siti Hidayati
Welcome to our website. We are a husband-wife research team at Middle Tennessee State University, with interests in plant ecology, conservation biology, and tropical biology. We have traveled around the world building research collaborations. Here we are in Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Western Australia working on hard-to-germinate species.
HAPPENINGS IN OUR LAB
September 2018 - Jeff attended a "Workshop on pollen-seed-seedling ecological traits" held at the University of Regensburg in Germany.
August 2018 - Jeff co-authored a paper in Environmental and Experimental Botany with his Chinese colleagues. The paper was entitled "Soil temperature and moisture regulate seed dormancy cycling of a dune annual in a temperate desert."
August 2018 - Jeff co-authored a paper in the Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science with his Chinese colleagues. The paper was entitled "Soil salt and NaCl have different effects on seed germination of a halophyte, Suaeda salsa."
June 2018 - Jeff co-authored a paper in Ecological Applications with Miaojun Ma, Zhen Ma, Lipei Wang, and Guozhen Du. The paper was entitled "Grazing disturbance increases transient but decreases persistent soil seed bank."
December 2017 - Siti & Jeff gave lectures at Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering in Guangzhou, China. Siti spoke on Rafflesia at their Baiyun Campus and Jeff on seed germination at their Haizhu Campus. They were hosted by Dr. Feng-lan Wang.
December 2017 - Jeff co-authored a book chapter in Advances in Seed Biology with Yang Liu and Yousry A. El-Kassaby, both at the University of British Columbia. The chapter was entitled "Roles of the Environment in Plant Life-History Trade-offs."
October 2017 - Siti along with Agus Susatya and Septian Riki had their paper on "Rafflesia kemumu (Rafflesiaceae), a new species from Northern Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia" published in Phytotaxa.
Here's a link to the news article: http://www.sci-news.com/biology/rafflesia-kemumu-05458.html