Post Tagged with: "Biological Sciences research"

Popescu Lab Takes on 4-Year Study of Bobcats Returning ‘Home’ to Ohio

Bobcat caught on camera on July 13, 2017.

As the bobcat begins to rebound in the state, Ohio University researchers are tasked with a four-year study for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which will use the analysis to develop management strategies for bobcat populations. Native to Ohio, bobcats became locally extinct by the mid-1800s as the state […]

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February 28, 2018 at 12:38 pmNews Research

Six Biological Sciences Grad Students Awarded A&S Graduate Student Research Awards

Biological Sciences graduate student awardees outside Irvine Hall. from lft: Anthony Gilbert, Jasmine Croghan, Cassie Thompson, Juan Pablo Aquilar Cabezas. Waymon Holloway. Not pictured, Rachel Olsen

Six Biological Sciences graduate students were chosen to receive College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Research Awards this past fall during the inaugural funding cycle for the award. The objective of the research award is to support graduate students in their research endeavors. Two review cycles are offered each […]

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February 24, 2018 at 11:51 amResearch

Nassif Presents Preliminary Data on Middle Ear in Extinct Reptiles

James Nassif

Biological Sciences graduate student James Nassif is presenting preliminary data regarding the morphology and physiology of the middle-ear conduction apparatus in both extinct and extant reptiles at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology’s Midwinter Meeting in San Diego from Feb. 9-14. The ARO meeting features cutting-edge basic and clinical research […]

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February 12, 2018 at 1:14 pmResearch

Weigand Reports Positive News for Box Turtle Population Bisected by U.S. 33 Bypass

Marcel Weigand presents her poster on the Eastern box turtles in the Wayne National Forest.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology graduate student Marcel Weigand’s research shows positive news for Eastern box turtles whose habitat was bisected by construction of the U.S. 33 bypass through the Wayne National Forest. “In 2013, the Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio was bisected by a high-traffic, high-speed highway, affecting a road-naïve […]

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February 9, 2018 at 12:01 pmNews Research

Happy Beginnings | Biology Grad Works at Field Museum, Helps Discover New Dinosaur Species

Life reconstruction of the new titanosaurian dinosaur Mansourasaurus shahinae on a coastline in what is now the Western Desert of Egypt approximately 80 million years ago. Credit: Andrew McAfee, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Ohio University alum Eric Gorscak ’09, ’17Ph.D., who is now a post-doc research scientist at the Field Museum in Chicago, helped in the discovery of a […]

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February 8, 2018 at 9:48 amAlumni News

Bencin Reports on Bobcats Killed on Roads in Ohio

Heidi Bencin

Dr. Viorel Popescu and graduate student Heidi Bencin presented a poster on “Predictors of road mortality for the recovering Ohio bobcat (Lynx Rufus)” at the Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management 2018 conference, held Jan. 26 in Columbus. They reported that bobcats were 50 times more likely to be killed on […]

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February 7, 2018 at 9:28 amNews

Showalter, Popescu, Allan Receive Ohio University Research Committee Funding

Dr. Darcey Allan

The Ohio University Research Committee selected five faculty proposals, including three College of Arts & Sciences faculty, for funding during its fall 2017 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $38,852. The program, which is funded by the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, provides seed money for new faculty […]

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January 13, 2018 at 8:59 amResearch