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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 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
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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 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
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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 Lainy Day sets up an office in her camp at St. Cuthbert’s, Guyana, on a research trip in 2013 to connect and help students back in Oxford at the University of Mississippi. Submitted photo February 4, 2021 by Abigail
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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 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
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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 Citizen scientists can take an active role in studying and protecting biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico using the Mobile App for Marine Assessment being developed by University of Mississippi
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