This May at graduation, we say goodbye and congratulations to many of our students. You’re all off to bright futures. We hope we have prepared you for what is next. For 12 of our biology students, the future includes PhD programs. “Admission to PhD programs in biology is extremely competitive. It requires a stellar academic record and a substantial research record that … [Read more...] about Biology Bears find a new home
The Missouri Herpetological Association (MHA) held their annual meeting Sept. 29 at Missouri State’s Bull Shoals Field Station. Several Missouri State undergraduate and graduate students presented at the meeting. An * denotes those who presented at the meeting. Authors who are not a part of Missouri State will have their college noted at the end. Ethan C. Hollender*, … [Read more...] about Biology students present research at Bull Shoals Field Station
The Florida Herpetology Conference saw some familiar faces. Kristen Sardina and Ethan Hollender, both from Missouri State biology, set out for adventure. Hollender presented on his research on turtle communities at mined lands and natural oxbow lakes in Kansas. Sardina presented her research as well and won runner up in the Best Student Poster category. The conference … [Read more...] about Biology student studies the outliers, wins runner up
The Southwest Association of Naturalists met in San Marcos, Texas, April 12-15 to share research, network and gain new skill sets. Presentations Several MSU faculty and students presented research at the conference. Dr. Day B. Ligon, Donald T. McKnight and Joshua Harmon. Distribution and habitat associations of Western Chicken Turtles in Southeastern Oklahoma … [Read more...] about Cottonmouths and turtles: Oh my!
Three Missouri State University alumni, Donald McKnight, Hunter Howell and Ethan Hollender, and current professor Dr. Day Ligon, have found new way to identify the sex of turtles. Though unconventional, the researchers boast from 55.6 percent success rate to 100 percent based on turtle species. Turtles are known to be quite private. Hidden away, the only way to find the … [Read more...] about Anything for science