Tag Archives: Field Biology

Manipulating evolution to conserve species

This post is by MSU Postdoc Sarah Fitzpatrick working at the Kellogg Biological Station Consider a native fish population in a small headwater stream with low genetic diversity due to genetic drift and founder effect (loss of variation that occurs when … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Searching for the Cradle of Life…

This week’s blog post is by MSU faculty member Matt Schrenk (Dept. of Geological Sciences & Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics). … a kilometer beneath the sea. We set sail from Southampton, UK in late October aboard the RRS James … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The grasshopper mouse versus venom

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Abhijna Parigi. Of all the bizarre animals that live in the deserts, grasshopper mice are, objectively, the cutest. These cinnamon-colored rodents are small enough to fit in … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: A foreigner’s forays into experimental evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Carina Baskett. When I spent a semester of college in Buenos Aires, Argentina, we American students were endlessly fascinated by cultural differences between the US and Argentina. As … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Life by the Lake

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by College of Charleston junior Kola George. Kola was an BEACON Undergraduate Research Apprentice (URA) at MSU Kellogg Biological Station in summer 2015, with Jeff Conner as his mentor. This summer, I was … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Pacific Land Snail Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Andrew Kraemer.  “When was the last time this island was searched for snails?” I asked as I picked my way through the loose cobble of lava … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: An Adventure in Thailand

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Eben Gering. I. The Land of the Leech This spring I received a last-minute invitation to join a French film crew in Thailand, which left me a) totally … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Listening to the hyenas

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Kenna Lehmann. Have you ever seen a group of hyenas take down a zebra? Or fight off a pride of lions? Ok, probably not, so you’ll have … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Original Social Gaming

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin postdoc Tessa Solomon-Lane. I can trace the beginning of my fascination with social behavior to the summer I was ten. That summer, I started volunteering … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Long-Term Ecological Research Sites as Evolutionary Experiments

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