Claire Ciafré

Claire Ciafré
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy · Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program

Master of Science

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Introduction
I have worked as a field botanist since 2013 for restoration monitoring, community ecology, rare species demography, and research projects. I am now an ecologist with the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
Education
August 2017 - December 2019
Austin Peay State University
Field of study
  • Biology
August 2009 - December 2012
Millersville University
Field of study
  • Biology, botany option

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Publications (9)
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Dichanthelium wrightianum, a species of panic grass whose North American range is exclusive to the Coastal Plain, is reported from Tennessee for the first time. A single population of this species was discovered in a wet grassland remnant in the Eastern Highland Rim physiographic region alongside many other species disjunct from the Coastal Plain....
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The colorful crustose lichen Caloplaca cinnabarina is reported new to Missouri and Kentucky, with a discussion of its Midwestern distribution, historical problems surrounding the application of the name in North America, and several new reports for the Great Plains and Midwest. The species typically occurs on massive siliceous rock exposures and is...
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The spotted lanternfly Lycorma delicatula (White) is an invasive insect spreading throughout southeast Asia and eastern North America. The rapid spread of this species is facilitated by the prevalence of its preferred host, tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle), as well as its use of many other host plants. While the spotted lanternf...
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Indigofera miniata Ortega, known as coastal indigo or scarlet pea, was found in a warm-season grass planting within Rose Pond Conservation Area in Clark County, Missouri. According to General Land Office notes written in 1820, the Rose Pond area had been part of a large marsh system surrounded by sand prairie. Given a long history of anthropogenic...
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Eupteryx decemnotata (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) is reported from Pennsylvania for the first time, anew state record.
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Cixidia fusca and Synecdoche impunctata (Hemiptera: Achilidae) are reported from Missouri for the fi rst time, new state records. Ecological and trapping information is also provided.
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Ptosima walshii LeConte (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) is reported for the first time in Pennsylvania, being the eastern-most record of the species. Four specimens were captured in Lindgren funnel traps in Bedford and Fulton counties during invasive wood-destroying beetle surveys.
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This project aims at investigating the role of ABA in ethylene-independent flower senescence. Our hypothesis is that ABA (abscisic acid) as a developmental factor activates PP2C (protein phosphatase 2C), an ABA signalling regulator. Activated PP2C probably dephosphorylates an interacting component essential for ABA signalling and turns on the pathw...

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Projects (4)
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The plant communities of open non-alluvial wetlands in the Eastern Highland Rim physiographic region will be described and compared. This will be done with the use of quadrats oriented into a novel radial wedge plot design. The main project is for a master's thesis, however there are other associated side projects.