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Leading the Way for Conservation

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Clara Lepard, B.S. Zoology 2017 MSU and Rhodes Scholar 2018, presents her current research on developing innovative conservation solutions at MSU and around the world. Presented to the…

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Rose Water Fellowship Awardee Named

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Water washing up on shore over rocks

The Rose Water Fellowship has been awarded to Kateri Salk, Michigan State University doctoral student for the 2015 spring semester. The award, endowed by Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin…

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International Team Discovers Elusive New Bird in China

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Michigan State University professor was part of an international team of scientists that has discovered a new bird in China. The new bird, the Sichuan bush warbler,…

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Invasive Feral Chickens Provide Evolutionary Insights

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Michigan State University researcher Eben Gering has collaborated with a team in a study of the mysterious ancestry of the feral chicken population that has overrun the Hawaiian…

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Electric Fish Lab Uses Big Data to Study Evolution

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jason Gallant, assistant professor, Department of Zoology at Michigan State University, studies the genomic basis of phenotypic evolution and diversification, particularly in animal phenotypes that are related to communication…

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New Bird Species Confirmed 15 Years After First Sighting

Monday, November 24, 2014
small bird

An international team of scientists has confirmed the discovery of a new bird species more than 15 years after the elusive animal was first seen on the Indonesian…

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