Post Tagged with: "Biological Sciences research"

New Biology Professor Seeks Undergrads for Bat Lab

Rafinesques big-eared bat

Dr. Joseph Johnson, a new faculty member in Biological Sciences, is seeking undergraduate students from the College of Arts & Sciences to work in his lab. “I’m an ecologist specializing in the study of bats,” he says. “Two of my current projects include a study of the ecology of bats […]

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October 7, 2016 at 12:23 pmNews

Roosenburg Quoted on Terrapin Business, Risk of Poaching

Photo of terrapin by Willem Roosenburg on Maryland.gov website

Dr. Willem M. Roosenburg, Professor of Biological Sciences, was quoted in an NPR interview on “America’s Biggest Terrapin Business Thrives During Ban on Capture.” The Diane Rehm Show interview aired on WYPR. Diamondback terrapin are a proud symbol of Maryland: a handsome turtle with a white neck spotted with black […]

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September 1, 2016 at 11:46 amFaculty in the News In the News

Morris Elected Fellow of Animal Behavior Society

Morris Elected Fellow of Animal Behavior Society

Dr. Molly Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences, was elected fellow of the Animal Behavior Society this summer. The award was presented at the society’s annual meeting in Missouri. She also is an editor for the journal Animal Behaviour. Animal Behaviour is published for the Association for the Study of Animal […]

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August 5, 2016 at 4:04 pmResearch

Biology Student Goes ‘Fishing’ in Antarctica, Tin Can to the Rescue

Amanda Biederman at Palmer Station in Antarctica

By Kristin M. Distel Graduate student Amanda Biederman, undergraduate Elizabeth Evans ’16, and Dr. Lisa Crockett spent April through June 2015 at Antarctica’s Palmer Station, where they studied the dominant fishes of the area and physiological and biochemical processes that limit their capacity to tolerate a warming climate. Their journey […]

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July 12, 2016 at 2:49 pmAlumni Research

Morris Study Finds New Method to Identify Asymmetrical Fingerprints Can Forecast Risk for Diabetes

Dr. Molly Morris

The same technology used by forensic investigators to capture fingerprints also can help doctors predict whether patients might be at risk for developing diabetes, a new study published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. A team of scientists and clinicians led by Dr. Molly Morris, Professor of Biological […]

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April 30, 2016 at 7:10 pmResearch

Profit and Unrealistic Data Drive Wildlife Management, Researchers Find

Brown bear, photo by Despinel Dragomir

Romanian wildlife management authorities determine annual hunting quotas based on ambiguous data, and these decisions might be influenced by the profitability of the hunt, according to new research from an international team of scientists including Dr. Viorel Popescu, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. The team also includes […]

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April 29, 2016 at 3:27 pmResearch

MCB Students Participate at 2016 EXPO, Basu receives People’s Choice Award

Molecular and Cellular Biology students at Expo, from left: Silvana Duran Ortiz, Debra Walter, Sarah Metro, Yuli Hu, Jason Zhang, Manindra Singh

Twelve interdisciplinary graduate students in Molecular and Cellular Biology were among 840 undergraduate, graduate and medical students who presented at Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 14. The expo is an annual event hosted for OHIO students to exhibit their original work. Projects this year represented […]

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April 20, 2016 at 2:58 pmNews Research