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Biological Sciences Students Receive Student Enhancement Awards

Matthew Kaunert

The Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards program announced that 22 students received awards totaling of $124,423 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and administered by the […]

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April 29, 2019 at 4:10 pmResearch

Career Corner | Alum Leaps from Internship to Career with Wayne National Forest

Career Corner | Alum Leaps from Internship to Career with Wayne National Forest

by Kristin Distel At Wayne National Forest, OHIO alum Kyle Brooks (’17) has established a career that perfectly combines his interests and talents. Since June 2018, Brooks, who majored in Wildlife and Conservation Biology, has worked as the WNF Photojournalism Resource Assistant, which is part of the National Forest’s Resource […]

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February 16, 2019 at 12:18 pmAlumni

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

A&S and Wayne National Forest Continue Successful Internship Collaboration

2018 Interns, OHIO Faculty, and Wayne National Forest staff.

by Kristin Distel Ten Ohio University students from Anthropology, Environmental & Plant Biology, and Biological Sciences interned with the Wayne National Forest in summer 2018, marking trails, searching for rare species and habitats, and helping the forest staff prepare for upcoming projects. The partnership between Ohio University’s College of Arts […]

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December 14, 2018 at 2:25 pmNews

Popescu & Students in News for Conservation Efforts with Hellbenders

Dr. Viorel Popescu holds a hellbender.

Conservation work by Dr. Viorel Popescu and students in his lab was featured in an Athens News story headlined “‘Snot otter’ or ‘hellbender,’ OU scientists want to save them.” Popescu is Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. Students Matthew Kaunert and Ryan Wagner also were quoted. A group of […]

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Gizmodo Cites Study by Popescu in ‘Fight Over Killing Bobcats Is Raging Across the Midwest’

Dr. Viorel Popescu

Gizmodo cites a study by Dr. Viorel Popescu, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, in a story headlined “A Fight Over Killing Bobcats Is Raging Across the Midwest.” During the impassioned debate in Ohio over whether to allow trapping, proponents argued that a 60-bobcat cap wouldn’t put the animal’s numbers […]

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August 30, 2018 at 8:34 amFaculty in the News In the News

Researchers Get 1804 Funding for Freshwater Research Facility

Biological Sciences undergraduate researchers collect data on larval amphibians raised under experimental drought regimes. (photo: Viorel Popescu)

Ohio University researchers were awarded close to $50,000 through the Ohio University 1804 Fund to set up a freshwater research facility that will enable graduate and undergraduate research and experiential learning. Humans and fish and wildlife alike depend on clean freshwater. Southeastern Ohio is not particularly famous for clean, healthy […]

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August 27, 2018 at 9:11 amNews Research