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Green plants, including fernleaf bleeding heart, grow amongst trees.

Beaver biology professor to study local plant with funding from Duquesne Light

Beaver Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Nilson has received more than $15,000 from Duquesne Light to conduct a genetic study of Dicentra eximia, or fernleaf bleeding heart, a plant that's considered endangered in some parts of Pennsylvania.
Green plants, including fernleaf bleeding heart, grow amongst trees.

Fernleaf bleeding heart study

Beaver Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Nilson has received more than $15,000 to conduct a genetic study of Dicentra eximia, or fernleaf bleeding heart, a plant that's growing in unusually large patches in the woods behind campus.

Closeup of fernleaf bleeding heart, with fringed leaves and drooping blossoms.

Fernleaf bleeding heart on Beaver campus close

Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Nilson received more than $15,000 from Duquesne to conduct a genetic study of Dicentra eximia, or fernleaf bleeding heart, a plant considered endangered in parts of Pennsylvania.

Green plants, including fernleaf bleeding heart, grown in the woods.

Fernleaf bleeding heart on Beaver campus wide

Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Nilson received more than $15,000 from Duquesne Light to study Dicentra eximia, or fernleaf bleeding heart, which is growing in the woods behind the Beaver campus.

Green plants, including fernleaf bleeding heart, grow in the woods.

Biology professor receives money from Duquesne Light to study local plant

Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Nilson has received more than $15,000 to conduct a genetic study of Dicentra eximia, or fernleaf bleeding heart, a plant that's considered endangered in some parts of Pennsylvania.

Beaver campus hires new biology faculty member

Sarah Nilson, a botanist who received her doctorate in plant biology from Penn State University, will join the Beaver faculty as an assistant professor of biology in the fall.