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Scientists expect evolutionary changes from loud and bright world

In a review published in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, an international group of ecologists and evolutionary biologists outlined the ways in which evolutionary responses to human-produced lights and noise might be measured and how researchers might separate evolutionary changes from changes in behavior that are not long-lasting.

CCB expands eagle nest locator to add more functions, other birds

The Center for Conservation Biology has expanded its Virginia Bald Eagle Nest Locator, an online platform launched in 2009, adding geospatial data on additional bird species as well as added functionality.

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Milkweed Research Featured by Local Press

Research conducted in efforts to protect Monarch Butterflies, by Biology Dept. Assistant Professors Harmony Dalgleish and Joshua Puzey

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Tribute to Ruth Beck

The birds have lost a great friend. Ruth Beck, Emeritus Professor of Biology at William & Mary, passed away suddenly last week at 72.

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Biology students awarded for presentations

Mary Seward won First Place in the graduate student competition and Melissa Hey '15 received Honorable Mention in the undergraduate competition.

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Awards and Nobel Laureate at Devo Conference

It’s not every day that William and Mary undergraduates get an opportunity to chat about their research with a Noble Laureate, but that is exactly what happened at Princeton last weekend during the Mid-Atlantic Developmental Biology meeting

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Two for Tenure

Allen and Leu promoted with tenure!

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What We Did Last Summer

Undergraduate students share their summer research experiences

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Zoological Film Festival

Check out these videos submitted to Jon Allen's Bio 302 class.

Sonic Nets: a safe, humane way to shoo hungry birds

Hinders, professor of applied science, and John Swaddle, professor of biology, are the core members of the Sonic Nets collaboration at William & Mary. The idea is to produce an effective, non-lethal bird deterrent, a solution to an age-old problem that is affordable, polite and does not rely on a steady supply of irritable dachshunds.

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Back to Biology - Homecoming 2014

“It’s all very fascinating to see what people are working on and see how that fits into my work.” - Harry Haverkos, father of Katie (neé Haverkos) Clark ’03.

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Working While Walking

Dr. Paul Heideman recently installed a treadmill in his office.

Search underway to find missing alumnus

William & Mary alumnus Cody Dial ’09 recently went missing in Costa Rica, and fellow Tribe alumni are helping with the effort to find him.

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An Odd Coincidence!

New faculty members’ offices on same hall at Duke, now at W&M.

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The End of an Era…

Biology Chair Liz Allison Set to Step Down After Five Years of Service

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Undergraduates embark on summer 'ZENternships'

Eight William & Mary undergraduates are engaged in a unique new research program led by VIMS that combines classroom experience with summer internships across the globe.

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Ring the Wren Bell!

2014 Graduates Celebrate the End of an Era…and the Start of Something New

W&M Commencement a family tradition for the Bensons

On Sunday, Jess Benson '14 will complete the family tradition, graduating with the rest of the Class of 2014 while her family members – who all stood in her place once – cheer her on.

The missing birds

Mercury takes a toll on the population of songbirds, even at sublethal doses.

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Ornithology Class Shares Extraordinary Photos

These images are just a tiny fraction of the photos the students have taken this semester. As Dr. Cristol notes, “It's truly amazing what these new cameras can do, even in cold, inexperienced hands!”

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Plumeri Award Winner: Patty Zwollo

Dr. Zwollo’s recent discoveries about immune systems and homing behavior by salmon should improve sustainable aquaculture in Alaska.

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Biology Students at Grad Research Symposium

The 13th annual installment of the Graduate Research Symposium will be held this Friday and Saturday 21/22 March in the Sadler Center. For a third year in a row, the Strikwerda award was won by a Biology student.

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Deer Browsing Draws Herd of Biologists

Overgrazing in the College Woods is dramatic, as nearly every green thing lower than 6 feet off the ground has been eaten.

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2013 Research in Review: Student-Faculty Publications

Research articles from 2013 are being published in 41 different journals ranging from A (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) to Z (Zoology), and on subjects that span the diverse spectrum of research in biology at the College of William and Mary.

Three labs, two majors, one Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Ashley Fidler was just named a recipient of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of 40 awarded in the United States. The Gates Scholarship will allow her to pursue an MPhil degree at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

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Plumeri Award Winner: Mark Forsyth

The Plumeri Award acknowledges those faculty exhibiting passion, vision, and leadership in their teaching, research and service to the College. Mark is all that, and then some!

Blue herons are nesting among the bald eagles, but why?

In February, the great blue herons of the Chesapeake Bay region will begin their nest building or repair chores and their mating rituals—perhaps in a tree they've been sharing with bald eagles.

Geology major Kat Turk ’16 and William & Mary paleontologist Rowan Lockwood
Un-beached whale

Cornwallis sank as he died, making a couple of revolutions on his way down, finally ending belly up and flippers akimbo, making a sort of “whale angel” on the ocean bottom.