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Biologist Pablo Bacon (left) and Rachel Anderson, a graduate of the UM Department of Biology, collect macroinvertebrate samples from a field in the Mississippi Delta. A new UM research project at sites such as this is exploring holding runoff water on agricultural landscapes after crops are harvested, which could reduce the pollution of downstream waterways, improve soil health and crop yields and provide crucial food and habitat for migratory birds. Photo courtesy Larry Pace

Helping Farms be in Harmony with Nature

EPA grant involves researchers, Mississippi Delta farmers exploring agricultural runoff water AUGUST 25, 2021 BY Shea Stewart A University of Mississippi professor is using an Environmental Protection Agency grant to explore the potential benefits of holding runoff water on agricultural landscapes ...
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Yongjian Qiu, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Mississippi, is studying a plant gene that could help solve a problem caused by warming global temperatures. Qiu’s work in this field is the subject of a new Nature Communications paper. Submitted photo

Helping Crops Combat Climate Change

UM researcher explores effects of climate change on plant growth April 26, 2021 by Shea Stewart A University of Mississippi biology professor’s research that examines challenges facing crop productivity caused by global climate change is attracting attention. Yongjian Qiu, an assistant professor ...
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Lainy Day sets up an office in her camp at St. Cuthbert’s, Guyana, on a

Biologist Publishes Breakthrough Study

Lainy Day’s research advances the study of avian evolution February 4, 2021 by Abigail Meisel Lainy Day, an associate professor of biology at the University of Mississippi and director of the university’s neuroscience minor, has published an article in Nature, an international journal that ...
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UM Health Center staff show off their bandages after getting the first doses of their COVID vaccines. The history and variety of vaccines is the topic for the Jan. 19 edition of the university's Science Cafe, which will be available on Zoom. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Understanding Vaccines Topic for Virtual Oxford Science Cafe

UM biologist to discuss types, safety and side effects during Jan. 19 event on Zoom January 8, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith The history and variety of vaccines – including the recent development of vaccines for COVID-19 – is the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled for Jan. 19 by University ...
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Biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico

Biologists Developing Mobile App for Coastal Marine Assessment

Glenn Parsons and Richard Buchholz lead new Gulf of Mexico Citizen Scientist Initiative NOVEMBER 23, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH In the age of crowdfunding and viral media, two University of Mississippi biologists are developing a mobile phone app that will allow “citizen scientists” to conduct marine ...
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