Post Tagged with: "Biological Sciences research"

Bourke Presentation: Armored Dinosaurs Breathed through ‘Krazy Straws’

“Armored dinosaurs breathed through ‘Krazy Straws,’” LiveScience reporter Stephanie Pappas writes about a presentation by Ohio University Biological Sciences doctoral student Jason Bourke. The dinosaurs lacked respiratory turbinates, structures in the nasal cavity that warm and humidify the air coming in, and had to find a new way to do […]

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November 10, 2014 at 6:01 pmIn the News Research Students in the News

Four Students, Two Faculty Present at Herpetology Symposium

Anthony Gilbert at the Herpetology Symposium

The fourth annual Ohio University/John Carrol University Herpetology Symposium took place Nov. 7-9. The symposium rotates between the two universities, and this year John Carrol University hosted it. “This has been a wonderful exchange between the universities, with nearly 50 participants,” says Dr. Shawn Kuchta, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences. […]

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November 10, 2014 at 5:26 pmResearch

A Dinosaur Needed to Cool Its Brain?

A Dinosaur Needed to Cool Its Brain?

It’s been millions of years since T. rex took its last breath, but a Biological Sciences grad student is part of a team breathing life back into dinosaurs using high-powered computer simulations to model airflow through dinosaur snouts. The research has important implications for how dinosaurs used their noses not […]

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October 15, 2014 at 11:28 amResearch

How Many X-rays Did It Take to Make a Bobcat?

How Many X-rays Did It Take to Make a Bobcat?

Excerpts from Compass article by Angelita Faller In honor of Homecoming—and Ohio University’s beloved mascot Rufus the Bobcat—Dr. Lawrence Witmer and Biological Sciences doctoral student Don Cerio get inside the head of—a bobcat. It is Rufus’ 54th anniversary after all. Witmer and Cerio present the Visible Interactive Bobcat, a website […]

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October 7, 2014 at 8:48 amResearch

Grad Student Discovers New Species of Titanosaurian Dinosaur

An artistic rendering of a deceased Rukwatitan bisepultus individual in the initial floodplain depositional setting from which the holotypic skeleton was recovered. Image credit: Mark Witton, University of Portsmouth.

Eric Gorscak ’09, a doctoral student in Biological Sciences, is the lead author on the discovery of a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania. The study describes a rare find—a sauropod dinosaur skeleton from Africa. Ohio University paleontologists have identified the new species of titanosaurian, a member of the […]

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September 9, 2014 at 7:37 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News Research

Undergrads Present ‘Microhabitat Use of the Big Levels Salamander’

Undergrads Present ‘Microhabitat Use of the Big Levels Salamander’

Two Biological Sciences undergraduate students presented a paper at the 2014 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists July 30 to Aug. 4 in Chattanooga, TN. William Ternes and Celeste Wheeler presented “Microhabitat Use of the Big Levels Salamander: A Microendemic Plethodontid,” co-authored with graduate student Vincent Farallo. The Big Levels […]

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August 6, 2014 at 10:31 amResearch

Phillips Presents ‘Seasonal Movements of the Sandstone Falls Population of Lower New River Walleye’

Biological Sciences graduate student Taylor Phillips presented a paper on”Seasonal Movements of the Sandstone Falls Population of Lower New River  Walleye” at the 2014 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists July 30 to Aug. 4 in Chattanooga, TN. Her co-author was Dr. Matthew White, Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. […]

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August 5, 2014 at 2:37 pmResearch