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Hyena Expert Receives Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award

Monday, November 11, 2019
pack of hyenas in grass

Michigan State University integrative biologist Kay Holekamp, one of the world’s leading behavioral ecologists, has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award from the Animal Behavior Society, in…

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Global Modeling of Natures Contributions to People

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
A bumble bee examines a flower growing in beal garden

Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. A wild bee buzzes through a farm, pollinating vegetables as it goes. Nearby, wetlands remove chemicals…

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Gallant Using NSF Grant to Explore Variation in Electric Fish Shock Duration

Monday, September 30, 2019

The electric pulses emitted by electric fish can be quite variable in their duration: and as it turns out the reason can be quite “shocking.” Jason Gallant, assistant professor…

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First MSU Ph.D. Student Receives Beinecke African Conservation Scholarship

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
A satellite image of the Albertine Rift

Samuel Ayebare, a Ph.D. student in Michigan State University’s Department of Integrative Biology (IBIO) and the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior (EEBB) program, is the first MSU student…

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Conservation or Construction? Determining Waterbird Hotspots

Monday, July 29, 2019
A flock of birds in the sky with a red and yellow sunset in the background. In the left hand side of the picture there is a white barn and trees along the fence line.

Imagine your favorite beach filled with thousands of ducks and gulls. Now envision coming back a week later and finding condos being constructed on that spot. This many…

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When it Comes to Monarchs, Fall Migration Matters

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Monarch Butterflies

Scientists studying monarch butterflies have traditionally focused on two sources for their decline – winter habitat loss in Mexico and fewer milkweed plants in the Midwest. New research…

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For Hyenas, Strong Alliances Key to Advancing Social Status

Monday, March 11, 2019

When it comes to advancing social status, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know ­– for humans and spotted hyenas alike. In a new study published…

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Carrying the LTER Torch Forward

Monday, February 4, 2019
Kellogg Biological Station

Nick Haddad saw leading the Long-Term Ecological Research projects as a perfect opportunity to continue the research that has defined his career. Last year, MSU’s W. K. Kellogg…

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Ornithologist Named Editor of Prestigious Journal

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Catherine Lindell

Catherine Lindell, Michigan State University ornithologist, was named the 15th editor in chief of The Condor: Ornithological Applications, one of two peer-reviewed journals published by the American Ornithological Society, or…

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Professor Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Sunday, November 18, 2018
College of Natural Science

Michigan State University evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski was inducted into the American Philosophical Society (APS) — the oldest “learned society” in the United States — on Nov. 9…

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