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
With the Earth constantly shifting under our feet, the need for research is always there. Dr. Matthew McKay, associate professor of geography, geology and planning at Missouri State University, was selected for funding by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for his upcoming project. “The USGS is very supportive and we are grateful they continue to support our work,” … [Read more...] about Geology professor selected for national award
Are you a student in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS)? Do you want to meet other CNAS students and get involved on campus? Do you like pizza, games and snacks? If you answered yes to any of those questions, come to the 2023 CNAS Student Expo on Sept. 13! Getting involved in CNAS With a college as broad as CNAS, student organizations hold … [Read more...] about 2023 CNAS Student Expo scheduled for Sept. 13
The department of planning, design and construction (PDC) at Missouri State University is overseeing the remodel of Roy Blunt Hall, formerly known as Temple Hall. As this is a large project, PDC is implementing efforts to recycle concrete and other materials from the building to reduce waste. What's being done? By using a rock crusher to break up the raw concrete, PDC will … [Read more...] about Making sustainability a focus in construction
In the most significant change to U.S. refugee resettlement in 40 years, the federal government is turning to the public and the private sector to help settle people who have fled their home countries because of war, persecution and ongoing armed conflicts. Dr. Emily Frazier, assistant professor of human geography and sustainability in the department of geography, geology and … [Read more...] about Addressing community-based refugee programs in the U.S.