Post Tagged with: "Biological Sciences research"

Alumni News | Gorscak Co-Authors Discovery of New Dinosaur with Heart-Shaped Tail

Dr. Pat O'Connor (left) and Dr. Eric Gorscak work in their lab at Ohio documenting fossil discoveries.

 Ohio University alumnus Dr. Eric Gorscak and Dr. Patrick O’Connor just published new exciting fossil discoveries from eastern Africa in PLOS ONE.  Gorscak is currently a research associate at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and new assistant professor at the Midwestern University in Downers Grove, just […]

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February 18, 2019 at 10:27 amAlumni Research

Williams Monitors Contamination in Bald Eagle Nestlings in Upper Midwest

Bald eagle nestlings (Photo by Jeff Hays)

Ohio University biologist Dr. Kelly Williams teamed up with scientists from Raptor Environmental, the U.S. National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to analyze trends in chemical contamination in bald eagle nestlings at six study areas in the upper Midwest from […]

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February 13, 2019 at 10:43 amResearch

Zapf Co-Authors Paper on Regulation of Toxin Production in Staphylococcus

Rachel Zapf

Members of the Carroll lab authored a paper in the journal mBio on the regulation of toxin production in Staphylococcus aureus by a small regulatory RNA (called Teg41). Two Biological Sciences graduate students and five undergrads were co-authors on the paper, “The Small RNA Teg41 Regulates Expression of the Alpha […]

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February 6, 2019 at 11:41 amResearch

Biologists Lure Long Horned Beetles to Diversity Study in Romania

Biologists Lure Long Horned Beetles to Diversity Study in Romania

 “The Insect Apocalypse Is Here!” This is not a blockbuster starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, but the title of a November 2018 New York Times editorial that summarized some worrying trends in biodiversity conservation. Several recent studies from places as different as South American jungles and Germany have documented […]

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February 3, 2019 at 9:30 amResearch

Gilbert Wins Best Paper from Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

Anthony Gilbert

Biological Sciences graduate student Anthony Gilbert was awarded the Division of Ecology and Evolution Raymond B. Huey Best Student Paper Award at the international Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology conference in Tampa, held Jan. 3-7. Gilbert was selected from more than 70 applicants to present his talk in a session at […]

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January 20, 2019 at 9:10 amResearch

Hooper’s Stick Insect Study Shows Significance of Passive Muscle Force for Fast Movements

Stick insect stody. Credit: Arndt von Twickel et al.

“Long, heavy limbs such as arms or legs differ fundamentally from short, light limbs such as fingers in their ability to execute fast movements. While the central nervous system has to actively control fast movements of large limbs, passive muscle force can suffice for the movement velocity and movement amplitude […]

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January 10, 2019 at 12:12 pmResearch

Johnson Lab Part of Grant to Study Bat and Song Bird Migration

The federally threatened northern myotis (Myotis septentrionalis), one of the species to be studied over the next several years.

Dr. Joseph Johnson and a team of researchers from universities, state agencies, and non-governmental organizations in the eastern United States have been awarded a federal grant to expand the Motus Wildlife Tracking System throughout the region. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. Johnson’s lab will be […]

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December 11, 2018 at 12:23 pmResearch