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Jenny Boughman Joins Society for the Study of Evolution Executive Board
Jenny Boughman Joins Society for the Study of Evolution Executive Board

Jenny Boughman as been elected Vice President of the Society for the Study of Evolution. The Society for the Study of Evolution is the premier international professional society for evolutionary biology.

Rhinos, Elephants and Leopards, Oh My! Kat Shupe's Summer Working on a Conservation Project in South Africa
Rhinos, Elephants and Leopards, Oh My! Kat Shupe's Summer Working on a Conservation Project in South Africa

Zoology major, Kat Shupe, spent six weeks in South Africa working in conservation and wildlife medicine through a program called African Conservation Experience (ACE). Read about her experience helping with leopard, rhino, and elephant conservation projects. 

Model Explains Barred Owls' Domination Over Northern Spotted Owls
Model Explains Barred Owls' Domination Over Northern Spotted Owls

Barred owls – unrivaled nocturnal predators and procreators – are moving into the Pacific Northwest. They’re encroaching on northern spotted owl territories and outcompeting this smaller, threatened cousin. A model developed at Michigan State University shows how it’s happening and gives wildlife conservationists a highly accurate, yet cost-effective tool to help shape management policies.

Boughman and Colleagues Investigate the Evolution of Icelandic Sticklebacks
Boughman and Colleagues Investigate the Evolution of Icelandic Sticklebacks

The National Science Foundation awarded Dr. Boughman and a team of researchers a “Dimensions of Biodiversity” grant (worth approximately $1.84 million over five years) to pursue novel research studying the evolution of threespine stickleback throughout Iceland. Jenny is the lead PI on this collaborative project with Jason Keagy (MSU Dept. of Integrative Biology), Gideon Bradburd (MSU Dept. of Integrative Biology), Deborah Stenkamp (University of Idaho), and Hans Hofmann (University of Texas at Austin).   

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