Dr. Kaleb Heinrich, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, will be recognized by The College of Arts and Sciences during the first A&S faculty meeting of the fall semester. As a member of the A&S Teaching Fellows Committee, Dr. Heinrich will be part of a teaching advisory board, serve as a mentor for other faculty members, provide advice on the assessment of teaching, participate in new faculty orientation, and work with the College in other ways to improve […]
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Over 60% world’s streams and rivers go dry on annual basis. Even here Alabama, one of the wettest places in the US, at least 40% of our stream miles go dry regularly. However, compared to their perennially flowing counterparts, we know very little about streams that go dry and how they impact downstream aquatic biodiversity, drinking water resources, or water quality. In a new study, Nate Jones (BSC Assistant Professor, ecohydrology.ua.edu) and colleagues quantified gaps in stream gauge network across […]
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Congratulations to Jacob Dybiec, who was selected for the new class of NOAA’s Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellows! As part of the Fellowship, he will conduct research at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Read more about the fellowship here.
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Aquatic biology has long been a strength of the Department of Biological Sciences. This year the department was represented by 29 presentations at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) in Grand Rapids, MI! A photo of the UA BSC crew at the conference and the schedule of talks from the meeting are below.
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In 1976, The University of Alabama National Alumni Association began to annually recognize four faculty members at the Capstone who demonstrate “Outstanding Commitment to Teaching.” The awards are based on the faculty members’ commitment to teaching and the impact they have had on students through the teaching and learning process. Dr. Michael McKain is an outstanding instructor who goes above and beyond in his teaching efforts in the classroom and in the laboratory with his graduate and undergraduate students. Congratulations […]
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The Biological Sciences Graduate Student Seminar Symposium took place on April 23rd, 2022. Eleven graduate students gave oral presentations and graduate and undergraduate students in the department presented their research in the poster session. Congratulations to our two winners! Best undergraduate poster (the golden 96-well plate) Julia Mamana Atrazine based Spectracide® induced Parkinsonian Symptoms and Changes in Diurnal Activity Pattern in Drosophila melanogaster as a Human Disease Model: Does Spectracide® Causes Neurodegeneration? Best graduate poster (the golden pipette) Matthew Shockey Using Hydrogeomorphic Characteristics to […]
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Congratulations to Kieran McKeag, a MS student in the Ferguson lab! He is on the UA Track and Field team, and at a competition Saturday he threw 71.53 meters in hammer throw. This was the best mark by a collegian in the men’s hammer, ranking him third nationally!
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Established by the Leadership Board in 1997, the Outstanding Commitment to Students Award recognizes a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences for service in the advancement of students beyond the classroom. Congratulations, Matt!
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The department of Biological Sciences is very proud of our students whose achievements in academics, research, and teaching were recognized during Honors Week. Congratulations all! GRADUATE AWARDS Joab Langston Thomas Scholarship – Feng Kong, Nathan Hofford Ralph L. Chermock Prize – Paula Adams Isabella H. Graham Prize – Phoenix Rogers, Thomas Franzem Bishop-Stackman Marine Science Endowed Scholarship – Aurora Giorgi, Matteo Monti William and Ilouise Hill Research Award for Excellence in Teaching Spring Semester – Phoenix Rogers, Youn-ji Nam William […]
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