Articles: Tags: Biology

Hessel’s Salamander Research Published

Biology alumnus Anthony Hessel (’12), Assistant Professor of Biology Lisa Whitenack and collaborator Bill Ryerson (St. Anslem College) have published the second part of Hessel’s undergraduate research on how salamanders jump in the journal Herpetologica. Plethodontid salamanders will drop their tails as a defense mechanism when threatened by a predator. They also jump as a means of

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Senior project research leads to published paper

Mark Kirk ’11, Scott Wissinger, Brandon Goeller ’10, and Leslie Rieck ’09 of the Biology and Environmental Science Departments recently published an article titled “Covarying Impacts of Land Use and Non-native Brown Trout on Fish Communities in Small Streams” in the journal Freshwater Biology. The paper is based on research conducted through senior projects funded

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Allegheny Professors Study the Story of Zika, Effects on Behavior

What are people reading and hearing about the Zika virus? How are their behaviors changing as a result? Those are the questions three Allegheny College professors are asking as part of an interdisciplinary effort here to better understand the global consequences of Zika, a virus at the center of an international public health emergency. The

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Zaborowski, Dawson present poster

Matthew Zaborowski ’17 and Assistant Professor of Global Health Studies and Biology Becky Dawson ’00 , presented a poster entitled “Investigating the Root Cause: Oral Health Emergency Department Admissions” at the National Association of County and City Health Officials Annual Meeting in July. Zaborowski’s poster was one of two completed by a student to be accepted

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Coates serves as facilitator, speaks on effective researchers

Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Global Health Studies Lee Coates recently served as a facilitator for a Council on Undergraduate Research workshop on “Beginning a Research Program in the Natural Sciences” held in Washington, D.C. Coates also presented a talk titled “10 Habits of Highly Effective Researchers.”

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Venesky’s work accepted for publication in Ecology Letters

Assistant Professor of Biology Matthew Venesky‘s research has been accepted in the peer reviewed journal Ecology Letters. The research was part of a collaboration with his colleagues at the University of South Florida. The research quantifies the change in host susceptibility to parasites and pathogens as climate change shifts hosts away from their optimal temperatures.

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Environmental science, biology students and faculty present research

The following students and faculty in the Environmental Science and Biology departments presented research talks at the 12th annual Regional Science Consortium Research Symposium, Nov. 2-6, at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle State Park in Erie. Erica Moretti and Beth Choate – Wild bee assemblages along a land-use gradient Paige Hickman and

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Humphreys directs grant for imaging flow cytometer

Associate Professor of Biology Tricia Humphreys is the project director for a recent grant to purchase an imaging flow cytometer. This instrument counts and takes pictures of cells as they are being counted. It can examine cell shape changes and location of the markers on or in the cell, allowing our students and faculty to

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