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March 22, 2021
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Richard Lenski, founder of the E. coli Long-Term Evolution Project, has been chosen as the recipient of the Society for the Study of Evolution's Evolution Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his remarkable research, outstanding mentorship, and noteworthy service to the evolution community.
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October 7, 2020
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Zoology major, Aalayna Green, reflects on presenting her research at the Pathways Africa Conference in Kenya in early 2020. Her research is at the intersection of women’s empowerment and conservation criminology.
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June 5, 2020
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Standing with the MSU Black Community. Open letter to the Department.
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February 13, 2020
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A study led by Elise Zipkin, featured on the cover of Science magazine, should sound alarm bells regarding the “biodiversity crisis” or the loss of wildlife around the world.
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November 11, 2019
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In a recent study, María Aranguren-Gassis and a team led by Elena Litchman questioned this widely held belief that evolution will rescue phytoplankton species from changes in climate.
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October 28, 2019
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Kay Holekamp, one of the world's leading behavioral ecologists, has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award from the Animal Behavior Society, in recognition of her outstanding career in animal behavior.
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October 25, 2019
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Birds use odor to identify other birds. Danielle Whittakers and her colleagues have shown that if the bacteria that produce the odor is altered, it could negatively impact a bird’s ability to communicate with other birds or find a mate.
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October 10, 2019
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Richard Lenski has been awarded the 2020 D.C. White Award by the American Society for Microbiology, the world’s oldest and largest life science organization, in recognition and honor of his distinguished accomplishments, not only in interdisciplinary research but in mentoring.
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October 2, 2019
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Zoology major, Joshua Simmonds, recounts his experiences as an intern at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. 
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September 30, 2019
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The electric pulses emitted by electric fish can be quite variable in their duration: and as it turns out the reason can be quite “shocking.” Jason Gallant has received a three-year, $680,000 National Science Foundation grant to continue work on a discovery that this variation may be due to unusual changes in a common protein called a potassium channel.