The Missouri State University Foundation annually gifts thousands of students with scholarships. This year, 37 biology students received scholarships in recognition of their academic achievements. “We’re proud to have many biology majors receive these prestigious awards,” said Dr. Kyoungtae Kim, Roy Blunt Life Science endowed professor. “When we consider that people who … [Read more...] about Biology’s brightest minds
Bats are remarkable creatures with diverse behaviors and adaptations that make them essential to many ecosystems around the world. Carly Trujillo and Aleana Savage, students in Dr. Giorgia Auteri’s lab at Missouri State University, recently won awards for their bats research at the North American Society for Bat Research Symposium in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Judging … [Read more...] about Batty about research
What happens under the water in our lakes and ponds is a mystery to most. Invasive species like bighead carp have created problems and mysteries in lake systems for years. Their behavior affects wildlife in Mississippi, Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, and Oklahoma and aquatic life in the Missouri River. But what is being done to eradicate populations of bighead carp? Dr. Quinton … [Read more...] about Saving Grand Lake
In the freshwaters of Belize, you may spot the Central American River Turtle known as the Hicatee. While conducting a study of movement and home ranges, Drs. Day Ligon and Donald McKnight, along with colleagues Denise Thompson and Jaren Serano, noticed how Hicatee turtles move in groups through the water. This was very surprising, as turtles are generally believed to be … [Read more...] about They really do move in herds
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has put in great effort to eradicate populations of bighead carp, an invasive species that has been creating problems in multiple lake systems. These efforts cannot be done alone. Dr. Quinton Phelps, assistant professor of biology at Missouri State University, and Hae Kim, biology research assistant, are aiding these efforts through … [Read more...] about Holy carp!