Two faculty members have been recognized with the Arts & Sciences award for teaching excellence.
Graduate student awarded for work with bird and deer ecology.
Local students are cropping up in William & Mary labs, performing research even before they've finished high school.
Jon Allen had been experiencing "intermittent rough areas" that he could feel with his tongue. Allen, whose specialty is invertebrate biology, suspected that he might have been harboring an unwanted invertebrate guest.
Dr. Jaws—better known as Zach Nicholls ’14—combined his scientific know-how and artistic bent to write a book on sharks unlike anything you've read before.
A wetland ecosystems class caught turtles on Sept. 4 as part of part of a larger initiative. The Ecological Research as Education Network includes turtle censuses from 25 other schools in the United States.
Ten research projects involving faculty at William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School will each receive $10,000 in funding as part of a program to foster collaboration between researchers at the two institutions.
Thirteen recent William & Mary graduates have been awarded Fulbright U.S. student grants, tying an institutional record set in 2010
There are more bald eagles than ever nesting along the James River—and it's likely that the population is getting close to the saturation point.
Collecting tick specimens is nasty work, but Joanna Weeks '13 nonetheless based her William & Mary senior honors project on Amblyomma americanum, known as the lone star tick.
The 2011 loss of two whimbrels included in the Center for Conservation Biology’s tracking project to hunters near Port-Louis, Guadeloupe, was a watershed event for shorebird scientists, forcing them to consider the real possibility that hunting within the West Indies and the northern coast of South America may be playing a significant role in observed population declines.
What could possibly be a follow-up to a group of freshmen discovering a new form of life and finding new genes in its genome? Having that same group continue their research in a new investigation of bacteriophage proteomics.
Spring is in full bloom in William & Mary’s biology labs, with more than 350 undergraduate students spawning marine invertebrates.
As a child, Sarah Glaser dreamed of working in Africa. In studying the fishing of Lake Victoria, Glaser made her dream come true.
The thing that looks like someone tossed a dirty mattress into the upper reaches of the Crim Dell pond is actually a floating artificial wetland, designed to help clean excess nitrogen from the water of the campus landmark.
The 2013 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Society for Developmental Biology is being held at William & Mary's Integrated Science Center April 19-21.
Diane Shakes was one of 20 William and Mary faculty to receive the Plumeri award for Faculty Excellence in recognition of their exemplary achievements in regard to teaching, research and service.
For the second year, the Center for Conservation Biology is sounding the call to OspreyWatchers throughout the world to record and share their observations with a growing online community of global citizens that are linked by an interest in osprey biology and a concern for aquatic environments.
The Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group has received the Wings Across the Americas Award issued by the U.S. Forest Service.
Ornithologists and bird enthusiasts from around the globe will flock to Williamsburg for a chance to hear from esteemed researchers and mingle with avian royalty.
Four entries chosen that improve the quality of education at the university while reducing costs or generating revenue that can be reinvested.
Brian Rabe '13 is the 2013 winner of the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. Rabe, a double major in biology and chemistry, has set his sights on being a researcher and professor at a university.
Dr. Greg Capelli, 64, of Lanexa, Virginia died on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dr. Capelli recently retired as Professor Emeritus of Aquatic Biology at the College of William & Mary after 38 years of service.
Fletcher Smith, a biologist with the Center for Conservation Biology traveled 1,500 miles to St. Croix in November to catch up with a whimbrel named Hope.
George Gilchrist, Biology Department Emeritus Professor, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Despite the threat of Hurricane Sandy, alumni reunited for 2012 Homecoming Weekend.
Researchers from the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) are studying the interesting lives of eagles.
The College of William & Mary announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Now's the time for birders who want to add to their life lists, says Dan Cristol, an ornithologist at William & Mary.
The 2012 Raft Debate, a much beloved William & Mary tradition, will be held at the Commonwealth Auditorium in the Sadler Center on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Paul Heideman, Professor of Biology, is the 2013 Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the year.
A team of W&M researchers help Ugandan scientists prepare for a promising but uncertain future.
Catching whimbrels on their breeding grounds in the Arctic Circle is quite different from trapping those same birds in their mid-migration staging areas on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
Biology graduate Daniel Schwab (WM '12) enters graduate school with $100,000 scholarship from highly competitive NSF program.
Biology professor John Swaddle will be featured this week on NPR's With Good Reason radio program.
Students as young as four years old extract DNA in Shanta Hinton's outreach project.
Holly Blackburn has rapidly earned national recognition for her research with Dr. Jon Allen.
A student and professor have been collaborating on a survey of the most important trees on the verdant campus of William & Mary.
Dan Cristol wrote an article the New York Times headlined “Why Bambi Must Go”, published in the Op-Ed section on 18 May, 2012. The article reflects Cristol’s passion for bird conservation, and highlights the effects that burgeoning deer populations have on decimating plant communities that support bird populations.
Andrew Bouland '12 will enter medical school in a few weeks with a published scientific paper under his belt.
Biology professor Martha Case has spent her career researching this delicate, quirky orchid.
America needs more good, seasoned K-12 STEM teachers—a set of professionals who not only understand science and math, but who also know how to make other people understand science and math.
Dr. Greg Capelli honored in naming of "Capelli Cove" -- an arm of Lake Matoaka -- by the Board of Visitors
Every summer since 1999, a number of high school biology teachers gather in the labs and classrooms of William & Mary’s Integrated Science Center to work with and discuss the latest advances in research with the College's biologists.
Provost says new lecture series is designed to "celebrate the intellectual life of the College by showcasing the excellence of William & Mary faculty."
First awarded in 2009, Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence have touched faculty and students in almost every corner of the campus, and now the College is announcing the 2012 honorees.
Collaborative work with evolutionary biologist on sex ratios in nematodes highlighted
Three biology students win awards at the 2012 W&M Graduate Research Symposium.
Live music, door prizes, and snacks amid Millington Greenhouse's tropical plants.
When Molly McDonough presented her research at William and Mary’s annual Neuroscience Symposium in November, the opportunity was both an honor and a celebration of why she came to the College.
William & Mary molecular biologist Lizabeth Allison has received a grant of more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation.
New venues and intriguing topics in store for the upcoming semester. UPDATED 1/16/12