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CBS Saturday Morning sits down with Chip Taylor, Director of Monarch Watch

Watch Chip Taylor in this clip from CBS Saturday morning, as he discusses Monarch Watch and its growth from a research enterprise, to an outreach and educational organization, and finally a conservation organization. Taylor is the founder and Director of Monarch Watch at the University of Kansas…

#KUFieldWorks: Studying microbes to understand possibility of life on other planets

A team of KU researchers led by Ben Sikes, associate professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, is studying microscopic organisms in extreme environments to see if life is possible beyond Earth. The team’s primary research question is whether microbial communities adapted to extreme…

University Distinguished Professor Andrew Townsend Peterson earns three new awards

Two of the grants are sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and one by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

KU EEB doctoral student Camila Meneses earns Best Poster Award at SAGE 2022

The poster is entitled “A New Species of Fringed Forest Gecko, Genus Luperosaurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae), from Sibuyan Island, Central Philippines”. In an interview, Meneses shares about her work on the amphibians and reptiles that earned her the Best Poster Award at SAGE 2022, describing a new…

Book launch Oct. 4, 2022, at the Lawrence Public Library

A new book about the fungi of Kansas includes two co-authors from the University of Kansas. Benjamin Sikes, associate professor with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and associate scientist with Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research, along with Caleb Morse…

STUDY WILL PREDICT FATE OF WESTERN ATLANTIC MOLLUSKS BY SCOURING ANCIENT FOSSIL RECORD

To better understand the future of these vital organisms, Bruce Lieberman, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology and senior curator at the Biodiversity Institute, will lead a new $2.4 million project supported by the National Science Foundation’s Biodiversity on a Changing Planet program…

BRUCE LIEBERMAN NAMED DIRECTOR OF KU PALEONTOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Bruce Lieberman, professor in the University of Kansas Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and senior curator in the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology at the Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum, has been named director of the KU Paleontological Institute. He…

NEW EFFORT WILL CLARIFY AGING DIFFERENCES IN MALES AND FEMALES OF MANY SPECIES

Researchers from the University of Kansas will join a multi-institution effort to better grasp mechanisms and evolutionary history of sex differences in aging across an array of animal species. The research project, organized as the IISAGE Biology Integration Institute, is funded by a five-year, $…

Journal of Science highlights Rivers’ Research

Dr. Trevor Rivers, assistant teaching professor in KU Biology, has spent valuable time carrying out research on bioluminescent ostracods. Ostracods have been referred to by many names but are actually tiny crustaceans that light up the dark with their mating displays. Check out the article for more…

#KUFieldWorks: Predicting future algae blooms to preserve safe drinking water

Ted Harris, an assistant research professor with the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research, and a team of faculty, student and staff are examining long-term water quality changes in large Kansas lakes, especially changes related to blue-green algae, which can cause harmful…

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