David J. Anderson featured on BBC

by March 4, 2015

Professor of Biology David J. Anderson’s research into very unique questions about behavior and ecology have often been the focus of national media attention. Recently, Dr. Anderson was featured by the BBC in the series “The Natural World”. Dr. Anderson is featured in the episode entitled Galapagos: Islands of Change [web link]. Dr. Anderson’s work Read more »

Being Shrouded in Mist Doesn’t Mean a Tree is Short of Light

by February 24, 2015
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Biology graduate alumnus Keith Reinhardt (Ph.D., 2009), now Assistant Professor in Physiological Plant Ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University, is currently receiving media attention for his work on light levels in Appalachian cloud forests. Reinhardt and his collaborators conduct their studies by placing light sensors on Read more »

How the Luna Moth Uses Its Tails

by February 17, 2015
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Biology graduate alumnus Dr. Jesse Barber  (Ph.D., 2007; now Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University) and colleagues have found that the twirling tips of the luna moth’s tails attract strikes from predatory bats. The joke is on the bat as the tip of the tail is Read more »

How Much DON’T You Know About Ebola?

by February 8, 2015
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Students in BIO367 (Virology) have developed a BuzzFeed quiz that lets you assess how much you know about Ebola. Check it out at Ebola Quiz. Professor Pat Lord encouraged her students to develop the quiz as part of their preparation for the Ebola: At Home and Abroad Symposium that will Read more »

STEM SLAM is Coming

by February 3, 2015
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WFU undergraduates with science majors sometimes complain that generic job fairs don’t offer opportunities that match their specialized skill sets. This perceived mismatch is being directly addressed by the OPCD with an exciting new event. The first ever WFU STEM SLAM will be held at 6 PM on February 24, 2015, in Read more »