David Lentz, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Center for Field Studies, has loved science ever since he was a kid, collecting leaves from around his neighborhood and pressing them into a book. Even now as a paleothnobotanist at the University of Cincinnati, he is still just as excited about collecting samples as he was back then — except the samples are a lot older.
|David Lentz is still collecting samples and still loving it.|
Read more about Professor Lentz’s work:
6/25/2008 Smithsonian: UC-Led Research Team Finds Evidence of Domesticated Ancient Sunflower in Mexico
UC's David Lentz, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Center for Field Studies, led a research team examining ancient sunflower in Mexico.
5/11/2008 UC to Create 'Living Lab' in Park
The agreement with the Hamilton County Park District provides a Cincinnati Center for Field Studies — a living lab for students, teachers and scientists to conduct hands-on research in archeology, geology and environmental studies — and more.
Cincinnati Zoo Executive Director Thane Maynard interviewed David Lentz about the Cincinnati Center for Field Studies on WVXU's "Cincinnati Edition," Aug. 10, 2008. Listen to the archived interview here.
4/29/2008 Ancient Sunflower Fuels Debate About Agriculture in the Americas
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati and Florida State University have confirmed evidence of domesticated sunflower in Mexico — 4,000 years before what had been previously believed.