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  • The Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College seeks applicants for an open-rank tenure-track/tenured Professorship in Ecology. We seek highly qualified candidates working in any area of ecology, but especially welcome applicants whose research would include field studies in local ecosystems to address broadly relevant conceptual issues in ecology. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise an independent research...

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  • Prof. ter Hofstede's paper "Sensory-based niche partitioning in a multiple predator - multiple prey community" was featured in the Washington Post.  The study published in the June 7, 2015 The Royal Society Proceedings B, looked at four species of gleaning...

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  • Maria Hindt, Ph.D. received the Croasdale Award from the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr.  Jon Kull, for her exemplary scholarship as a graduate student.  As a member of  in Prof. Mary Lou Guerinot's lab in the Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Hindt's studies focused on iron homeostasis in plants.  For the full article from the Graduate Student Forum, please click...

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  • Prof. Rob McClung was a guest on The Exchange on NHPR on April 23, 2015.  The topic of the broadcast was "The Science of GMOs: Possibilities And Limitations."  For the full broadcast, please click here.

  • Prof. Eric Schaller and New York Times best-selling author, Jeff VanderMeer were the featured speakers a MIT Communications Forum on April 6, 2015.  Prof. Schaller and Mr. VanderMeer discussed the ideas that inspired the Southern Reach Trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance).  Prof. Schaller served as a sounding board for scientific concepts that informed VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy and he also illustrated a number of VanderMeer’s novels.  Please click...

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  • Prof. Becky Irwin, Dr. Leif Richardson and other researchers in the Irwin Lab, have found that some compounds in floral nector reduce parasite loads in bees 60%-80%.  While the reduction in parasite load did not increase survival rates, these compounds could confer a benefit to bee colonies by reducing the spread of parasites.  These findings were highlighted in the February 26, 2015 issue of...

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  • Kudos to Prof. Olga Zhaxybayeva and Milo Johnson '13 on their recent publication!

    Caroline E. Whidden, Katrina G. DeZeeuw, Jackie K. Zorz, Andrew P. Joy,
    David A. Barnett, Milo S. Johnson, Olga Zhaxybayeva, and Amanda M.
    Cockshutt: "Quantitative and Functional Characterization of the
    Hyper-Conserved Protein of Prochlorococcus and marine Synechococcus",
    PLoS ONE, 2014, 9: e109327.

  • A recent article on Motherboard describes work done by Prof. Olga Zhaxybayeva shows that the deep oil reserves are loaded with microbes that have been busy swapping genetic material for eons.  For a link to the full article, please click here.

    The full scientific findings are published in the following publication:

    Nesbo CL, S...

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  • Companions in Discovery is a short film about the research being done in Professor Amy Gladfelter's lab using simple fungi ("key companions") to understand human biology. The American Society for Cell Biology selected her lab to create a feature video for this year's Society meeting. 

    To view the video, please click here.

  • The national academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, inducted four Biology majors from the class of 2015 at its annual meeting on November 11th.  Biology majors Catherine Feuille ’15, Abigail Leibowitz ’15, Julia Salinaro ’15 and Talia Shoshany ’15 were among the twenty-two members of the Class of 2015 who were inducted this year.  Sharjeel Syed '16 (biology major) was one of the Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore prize recipients.  For a link to the full article in Dartmouth Now, please click...

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