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April 20, 2023

Lycophytes! The Giants of Yesterday & Our Hidden Little Heros of Today

Acknowledgments:

I would like to thank my professor and faculty mentor, Dr. Shackleford for her continuous support and care in the drafting and finalizing of this infographic. Through her work and time dedicated to my biology class, I was able to have the means and resources to make this infographic. I would also like to thank my St. Mary’s Research Scholar Tutor, Jose Chaman for his amazing and helpful tips and encouragement during the beginning stages of this process and for my friend and peer reviewer, Julia Daniel for her support and assistance in the editing and finalizing of this project. I am also very grateful to my family for their support and love in my academic journey. And I am especially indebted to the St. Mary’s Blume Library and St. Mary’s community for the resources that are continuously provided to me in order to do my research and be able to apply it to my infographic.

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Biology

club mosses

Isoetaceae

Lycophytes

Lycopodiaceae

Nomination-Plant-Science

Plants

Monabelle Elbayeh

I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, but I have always spent my summers and even some winters with my family in our home country of Lebanon. I am the youngest sister of two incredible older brothers whom I love beyond words and to whom I cannot but always look up to.
I plan to graduate in 2026 from St. Mary’s University with a bachelors in biology and a minor in psychology. Following this, I hope to pursue a doctorate degree in Medicine specializing in pediatric oncology or family medicine.
In my time at St. Mary’s University, I have become a member of the Pre-Medical Society, that works to help young undergraduate student in their path of pursuing the medical field. I am also a member of the Marianist Leadership Program that is a community of young student leaders founded on the Marianist virtues of faith that serve the St. Mary’s and San Antonio community. Lastly, I am also a student volunteer for research with my professor, Dr. Shackleford, which has been an incredible experience through her guidance, my mentor’s teaching, Jack Ojile, and the whole research team. I am also participating in the Spring Research Symposium to present on the research I have helped to do thus far.

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Recent Comments

Analyssa Garcia

Hi Monabelle, First, congratulations on your award for Best in Plant Science. It is clearly well deserved. I think your title does an awesome job on telling the story you are showing us in this infographic. Being a Poli Sci major, I had no idea what Lycophytes were-but now I do! I was mostly fascinated with the fact that the ancient lycophite trees were as tall as the Statue of Liberty! that is insane! Altogether, your work here is tremendous. Excellent colors, font, photos, etc. You tied it all together very well.

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08/05/2023

10:02 am

Fernando Milian

Congratulations on your award. This is a well-constructed infographic that presents to the reader an important topic. Before seeing your work, I knew nothing about Lycophytes. After reading your infographic, I have some understanding of them and the role they play. That is the result of a successful infographic. I particularly the color scheme that you selected and the positioning of the images in a transversal arrangement. Well done!

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08/05/2023

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Carina Martinez

Congratulations on your award! The title was a perfect fit! I loved reading about this and the graphics complimented it well. This was very well deserving.

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08/05/2023

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Victoria Dubois

The publication is both informative and engaging, making it a great read. It serves as a warning to stay alert, which is valuable. Although it contains a lot of text, the presentation is neat and well-organized, and it’s not overwhelming to read. Congratulations on a job well done!

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09/05/2023

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Emilee Luera

Lycophytes are important for the future. With pollution wreaking havoc on the globe, health, and the environment, these are able to help put a stop to it while still living and surviving to benefit humans. It is also vital and our job to adjust our behavior, find healthier alternatives, and develop techniques to stop the spread and negative effects on all living organisms.

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11/05/2023

10:02 am

pgarcia58

First of all congratulations on your very deserved award! This is such a beautiful and informative infographic! I remember learning about Lycophytes in my General Biology class two years ago, you did such a great job explaining it. The title is intriguing and creative. The pictures go very well with the colors you used. Overall, this is a very well done infographic. Informative, pretty, and reliable. Good job!

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08/02/2024

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Mario Ramirez

Very well deserved award for this infographic! It’s engaging and provides tons of important info while not being overbearing. I personally knew very little about these trees outside of a couple dinosaur books I had as a kid, so being able to learn more about this was very fun. I’m slowly getting more into plants for aquascaping and gardening purposes, so I will be looking into modern lycophytes!

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08/02/2024

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awojnar

I really like the title for your infographic, it caught my eye right away and encouraged me to read more into it. I like the color scheme you used, with the greens and browns to tie into plant theme. You took a complicated topic and made it into something anyone can understand. I also liked the little effect of the polaroid pictures; it suited the whole infographic well. Excellent job!

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08/02/2024

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khernandez40

Hi Monabelle, I enjoyed reading your infographic. It is very visually appealing and contains an engaging title. There is also a chronological order depicted within your infographics that leads readers’ eyes easily. I do have a suggestion to make the font size larger during the latter parts it was difficult to read. Overall, you were very thorough in details regarding lycophytes and have engaging facts such as the size of the statue of liberty. Good job 🙂

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09/02/2024

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Bianca Ramos

This infographic on lycophytes concisely and thoroughly explains what they are! It describes them and explains their history in a cute, engaging manner. The infographics really bring these lovely plants to life. The title is a great start to the graphic too!

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