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    Students in Dr. Britson's Anatomy & Physiology course study the heart and other aspects of the circulatory system
    Dr. Day's interests are centered on the brain regions involved in spatial and motor learning
    The UM Field Station is a 740-acre research and educational facility that is used by a number of Biology faculty & students
    Biology professor emeritus Dr. Keiser holds a broad-headed skink while teaching his herpetology course
    Dr. Parsons is a recognized expert on sharks, skates, and rays of the Gulf of Mexico
    Butterfly collection
    Researching the Mississippi River ecosystem
    Students working with Drs. Cliff Ochs and Colin Jackson research microorganisms in the Mississippi River as part of an NSF-funded project
    A rocket carrying seedlings for a plant development experiment for Dr. John Kiss launches into orbit
    Graduate students study fire ecology and ecological restoration in the Rocky Mountains as part of a USDA-funded training program in forest restoration ecology
    Dr. Gary Gaston shows students in his Intro Biology course some of the organisms found on the UM campus
    Kiss NASA award
    Dr. John Kiss receiving the NASA medal for Outstanding Public Leadership at NASA Ames in California
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    Biology graduate student won "Best Student Presentation"

    Congratulations to Biology graduate student Bridget Piculell, who won the "Best Student Presentation" award at the recent Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas, June 8-11.

    Cicadas Make Their Grand Entrance featuring Dr. Paul Lago

    CicadaOxfordEagleBiology professor and department chair, Dr. Paul Lago, discusses Cicadas with The Oxford Eagle City Editor.









    PHD student awarded NSF fellowship for summer work in Australia

    J.P. Lawrence (Noonan Lab) is the recipient of a National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship for summer 2015. J.P. will spend the summer working on the Australian Brood Frogs (Pseudophryne) to better understand the purpose of the variety of color signals found in this genus. His work will help him discern how predators view and select particular colors that may promote or constrain their evolution. This is the first EAPSI Fellowship awarded to a member of the University of Mississippi Biology Department.

    Congratulations to Ph.D. student Matt Abbott!

    Congratulations to Matt Abbott (Ph.D. Student with Dr. Brewer) on his new publication in PLoS One - "Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia rosea) Dieback and Partial Community Disassembly following Experimental Storm Surge in a Coastal Pitcher Plant Bog" http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0125475. This study, co-authored by Loretta Battaglia, was part of Matt's masters thesis research at Southern Illinois. Using experimental addition of saline water to a coastal bog community (a freshwater wetland), they found that most plant species were resilient to the addition of saline water, but the purple pitcher plant was not and experienced significant dieback. Coastal pitcher plant bogs therefore may not be able to fully recover from storm surges that are expected to increase in frequency with climate change.

    Matt has also been successful in getting funding for his current Ph.D. research on carnivorous plants, including $5000 from the Garden Club of America, $1000 from the Society for Wetland Scientists, and $700 from Sigma Xi. Keep up the good work, Matt!