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Biology Major and Professor Publish Manuscript on Invasive Species Interaction on St. Catherines Island

April 5, 2016
Callie Oldfield (Biology - C’15) and Jonathan Evans (Professor of Biology) recently published the results of a study on a positive interaction between invasive wild hogs and invasive yellow nutsedge.

Maggie Bliss, C’16, receives Fulbright Research Grant

March 23, 2016
Maggie Bliss, C’16, has received a Fulbright Research Grant for study in Germany in 2016-17. Her research will focus on the field of animal personality.

Sewanee-led Research Symposium Receives Coverage by Science and Science News

February 9, 2016
A Sewanee-led Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Research Symposium co-organized by Biology Professor Brandon Moore received coverage by Science and Science News.

Sewanee Undergraduate Research on the National Conference Stage

January 27, 2016
Sewanee undergraduate researchers traveled in early January to present their findings at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in Portland, Oregon, under the supervision of biology Professor Brandon Moore.

Biology, Biochem majors and professor present research at professional meeting

January 21, 2016
Biology Majors Amy Lee (C'16) and Fridien Tchoukoua (C'17)and Biochemistry major Paul Sands (C'17) along with their research adviser Professor Elise Kikis, traveled to the Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Biology major publishes first manuscript on Salamanders

January 13, 2016
Congratulations to Maggie Bliss C’16 on the publication of her first manuscript resulting from research conducted with Dr. Kristen Cecala. Maggie’s manuscript entitled “Does habitat disturbance affect the behaviors of Appalachian stream salamanders?” was published online in the journal Herpetological Conservation and Biology .

Aquatic Safari Blog by Fulbright Scholar Thea Edwards

January 12, 2016
Follow along with Biology Research Professor Dr. Thea Edwards on her Aquatic Safari blog as she explores the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

The Antman Cometh

November 23, 2015
'The Antman Cometh,' an article written by Tom Sanders, focuses on Sewanee students and faculty conducting a pioneering—and distinctly eusocial—study of Haitian ants with help from a leading expert in Hispaniolan Ant studies, David Lubertazzi.

Biology Professor Thea Edwards awarded grant from Coypu Foundation

October 20, 2015
Biology Professor Thea Edwards has been awarded a grant from the Coypu Foundation, which was established by John S. McIlhenny in 1988.

Sewanee Biology Students Present Research at a Regional Conference

October 19, 2015
Four Sewanee students from the Biology department who work in the laboratory of Professor Brandon Moore participated in the 2015 Southeast Regional Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology at Georgia Tech University.

University Sequesters Carbon and Conducts Research in Haiti (from Sewanee Messenger)

October 6, 2015
Earlier this year the University of the South made its first payments for carbon sequestration to farmers in Haiti’s Central Plateau. This represented a milestone for Zanmi Kafe (Haitian Creole for Partners in Coffee) and a Zanmi Agrikol (Partners in Agriculture) to develop the first payment for ecosystem services program in Haiti, a project initiated by students working with Sewanee biology professor Deborah McGrath.

Professor Katie McGhee had a Student’s Work Highlighted as the Editor’s Pick

September 8, 2015
Professor Katie McGhee had a student’s work highlighted as the Editor’s pick in the upcoming issue of Animal Behaviour.

Behavioral Ecology Class (Bio311) Goes To The Farm

September 4, 2015
For their first lab of the semester, Professor Katie McGhee’s Behavioral Ecology class (Bio311) walked out to the nearby University Farm.

Professor Moore Awarded NSF Symposium Funding

August 18, 2015
Assistant Professor of Biology, Brandon Moore, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award to hold a reproductive anatomy symposium at a national biology conference.

Measuring Photosynthesis in Haiti

June 1, 2015
Zanmi Kafe (Partners in Coffee) interns use an instrument called the Licor 6400 to measure photosynthesis in a farmer's field of corn and beans in Haiti.

Biology Senior majors present honors theses 2015

May 1, 2015
Biology Senior majors presented their honors theses at the 2015 Annual Scholarship Sewanee as part of the Oral Presentation Series.

Professor Moore Publishes Invited Manuscript in Herpetology Journal

May 1, 2015
Collaborative biological research of Dr. Brandon Moore (Sewanee) and Dr. Diane Kelly (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) was highlighted in an invited issue of the South American Journal of Herpetology dedicated to crocodilian reproduction.

Anatomy Class Explores “Pasture to Plate”

April 30, 2015
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 203 this spring left the classroom to study the complexity of living things around the campus.

Sewanee biology class raises funds for Belize conservation effort

April 22, 2015
Students in Professor Jon Evans’ Conservation Biology class this semester at the University of the South conducted a fundraiser for Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD), a nongovernmental organization in Belize. FCD is dedicated to conserving the Chiquibul Forest, a biodiversity hotspot that is being threatened by illegal agricultural incursions, logging, extraction, and poaching.

Professor Thea Edwards awarded 2015-2016 Fulbright

March 23, 2015
Sewanee faculty member Thea Edwards has been named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2015-2016 year. She has been teaching courses and directing student research in the Biology Department since August 2014.

Sewanee assists with controlled burn to restore native pines in the Turks and Caicos Islands

March 17, 2015
Sewanee recently joined in research efforts in the tropics.

Haiti Trip Log:Getting it Right

March 10, 2015
Haiti Institute in Sewanee Trip Log: Getting it Right

Conservation Biology Class Visits Spotted Salamander Drift Fence

February 12, 2015
A group of students led by biology professor Dr. Kristen Cecala built a drift fence surrounding the vernal pool at the end of Brakefield Road to monitor amphibian populations.

Scientist and film maker Dr. Nigel Noriega gives guest lecture

January 30, 2015
"How is Value Assigned to Tropical Forests?"

Cecala awarded Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Grant

December 2, 2014
Assistant Professor of Biology, Kristen Cecala, was awarded a grant from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Sewanee-Haiti Partners in Coffee initiative featured in College & Planning Management Magazine

November 25, 2014
An article entitled Partners in Coffee: Integrating international outreach into sustainability education was featured in the January 2014 edition of College Planning & Management Magazine.

Biology Dept. Announces 2014-2015 Yeatman Award Recipients

October 2, 2014
The Harry C. Yeatman Award in Biology was awarded to Angelica De Freitas and Callie Oldfield at the annual Biology Department Junior-Senior Majors event September 28th.

New Biology Professor has Research Highlighted at Annual Society Meeting

August 11, 2014
Incoming faculty member Dr. Brandon C. Moore, Assistant Professor of Biology has his reproductive biology research Highlighted.

Dr. John R. Palisano And Dr. Francis X. Hart Present Four Years Of Research Collaboration

July 29, 2014
Dr. John R. Palisano, Department of Biology and Dr. Francis X. Hart, Department of Physics, have collaborated during the last four years on a project.

Professor John R. Palisano's Research Is The First Report Of Labeling Lamin B With Quantum Dots

July 28, 2014
At the Meeting of The Southeastern Microscopy in May, 2014, Professor John R. Palisano presented a poster showing his research. His findings are the first report of labeling lamin B with quantum dots.

Biology Professor John Palisano Featured in CNBC “Superbug” News Article

July 16, 2014
Professor John Palisano in the Department of Biology was recently featured in a CNBC news

Three recent graduates present research at the National Speleological Society Convention

July 16, 2014
Three recent graduates gave talks at the National Speleological Society Convention in Huntsville, Alabama on Wednesday, July 16. Will Coleman (Ecology and Biodiversity major, '14) presented "Cave Biodiversity of Hamilton County, Tennessee".

Professor John R. Palisano is featured in a CNBC news article “Deadly Ebola”

July 14, 2014
Professor John R. Palisano in the Department of Biology was recently featured in a CNBC news article entitled "Deadly Ebola spreads – and so do fears.”

Three papers detailing Sewanee student research have recently been published.

May 23, 2014
Three papers detailing Sewanee student research have recently been published.

Recent Publications by Sewanee Science Majors

May 23, 2014
Three papers detailing Sewanee student research have recently been published.

Kikis, Christie, Lee, Fay and Gray Publish Study on Neurodegenerative Disease

May 21, 2014
Elise Kikis, and her students Nakeirah Christie (C’15), Amy Lee (C’16), Hannah Fay (C’15), and Amelia Gray (C’16) just published a paper in PLoS ONE

Biology student research presented at annual Scholarship Sewanee

May 1, 2014
Biology student research was featured in posters and oral presentations in this year's annual Scholarship Sewanee.

Students produce Sewanee herpetology video

May 1, 2014
This Herpetology Class video was produced by Saunders Drukker (C'17) and shows one afternoon of Ecology & Biodiversity

Jon Evans receives blended learning grant from the ACS

January 16, 2014
The ACS Blended Learning Program has funded five proposals, each for $10,000, that were submitted from collaborating ACS institutions to advance phase one of a broad initiative to promote “Sustainability in the South and Beyond”.

Evans, Scheffers and Hess Publish Study on the Demise of Redbay on St Catherine's Island

January 16, 2014
Redbay (Persea borbonia) joins the ranks of chestnut, hemlock, and American elm as a tree whose populations have been decimated by the introduction of an exotic disease called laurel wilt.

2013 Yeatman Award Recipients

October 2, 2013
The 2013 Harry C. Yeatman Award in Biology was awarded to Biology major April Shi and Ecology & Biodiversity majors Meg Armisted and Linnea Carver at the annual Biology Department's Junior-Senior Event Sunday,

Haskell’s “The Forest Unseen” wins best book award from National Academies

September 3, 2013
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine announced today the recipients of the2013 Communication Awards.

Linnea Carver, C'14, Awarded Cave Conservancy Foundation Fellowship

July 24, 2013
Linnea Carver (C’14) has been awarded the 2013 Undergraduate Fellowship in Karst Studies from the Cave Conservancy Foundation.

Field Study in Belize 2013

June 3, 2013
This year, seven Sewanee students took part in Field Study in Belize (Bio 251)

Evans and Keen Publish St. Catherine's Island Hickory Research

May 2, 2013
Eric Keen '08 and Biology Professor Jon Evans recently published the results from an 11 year study of pignut hickory regeneration failure on St. Catherines Island

Biology Student research featured at Scholarship Sewanee

April 29, 2013
Biology student research was featured in 19 posters and seven oral presentations at this year's annual Scholarship Sewanee.

Biology Senior Majors Present Honors Theses

April 23, 2013
Biology Senior Honors Theses were present

Eco-Bio Major Presents Deer Research at Meeting

March 5, 2013
Meg Armistead, C'14 (Ecology and Biodiversity major), presented a talk Feb. 26 to the 36th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group in Greenville, SC

Nathan Bourne, C'11 - Post-Baccalaureate Fellow

August 30, 2012
Nathan Bourne (C’11), who graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies:

Guide to Sewanee's Butterflies Now Online

July 30, 2012
Eileen Schaeffer and Arden Jones’ guide to Sewanee’s butterflies is now available online

From Australia to Belize: Students Study Reef Fish Behavior

July 13, 2012
From Australia to Belize: Students Study Reef Fish Behavior

Students Discover Massive Mortality

June 18, 2012
The Common Sea Fan (Gorgonia ventalina) is undergoing an unexplained die-off along Belizean reefs

Students in Belize Course Encounter Rare Rainforest Cat

June 13, 2012
During this year's Field Study in Belize course, Meg Armistead (EcoBio, C’14) and Sarah Delong (EcoBio, C’13) were lucky enough to see a margay, a rare rainforest cat species.

Student Publication on Cave Biodiversity

June 5, 2012
Katie Wakefield (Biology, '13) published her cave biodiversity research in the journal Speleobiology Notes

Two Students Publish Their Research in the International Journal of Ecology

February 17, 2012
asey, J. M., M. E. Wilson, N. Hollingshead, and D. G. Haskell. 2009.

Biology Dept. Announces 2011-2012 Yeatman Award Recipients

October 3, 2011
Ecology and Biodiversity seniors Keri Bryan and Katie Qualls were presented with the 2011-2012 Harry C. Yeatman Award

Zigler, Loria millipede research published

December 6, 2010
Senior Stephanie Loria and Professor Kirk Zigler recently published a new paper on millipede chemical defenses.