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From One Forest to Another

by December 18, 2013
Max Messinger, graduate student and expert in research drones flys his "robot" on the WFU practice field

Several news agencies have published stories recently about unique research conducted by Max Messinger and Miles Silman in the Department of Biology. Dr. Silman’s group is making use of “flying robots” to photograph and measure data from the forest canopy.  Messinger is the local expert on how to turn these Read more »

Miles Silman

by January 27, 2013
Miles Silman, Ran and Frank Bell Jr. Faculty Fellow

Professor of Biology B.S. Biology, University of Missouri (1989) Ph.D. Zoology, Duke University (1996) 134 Winston Hall (336) 758-5596 silmanmr@wfu.edu Visit my lab page [link] Areas of Interest Community and Population Ecology, Life Histories and Community Structure, Tropical Conservation Research My primary interests are community composition and dynamics of Andean Read more »

T. Michael Anderson

by January 24, 2013

CLICK TO VISIT LAB WEBSITE   Associate Professor of Biology B.S. Zoology, Oregon State University (1997) Ph.D. Biology, Syracuse University (2004) 049 Winston Hall (336) 758-5974 anderstm@wfu.edu Areas of Interest Savanna & Grassland Ecology, Plant Ecology, Large Herbivore Ecology, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function, Biogeochemistry, Phylogenetic Community Assembly Research Read more »

Robert Browne

by August 17, 2012
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Professor of Biology B.S., M.S. University of Dayton (1972, 1974) Ph.D., Syracuse University (1977)   243 Winston Hall (336) 758-5569 brownera@wfu.edu Areas of Interest Evolutionary Ecology, Effects of Fragmentation on the Genetics of Populations, Biogeography, Reproductive Strategies, Parthenogenesis, Conservation and Environmental Issues Research The field of evolutionary ecology Read more »

T. Michael Anderson Receives Funding from the National Science Foundation for Studies of Savanna Moisture Gradients

by March 11, 2012
T. Michael Anderson

Congratulations to T. Michael Anderson, Assistant Professor of Biology, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research:  Mechanisms of tree recruitment limitation across a savanna soil moisture availability gradient” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).