Category Archives: BEACON Researchers at Work

BEACON Researchers at Work: Genetic and Environmental Basis of Trait Loss, or, How to Lose a Trait: Organismal Spring Cleaning Edition

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Samuel Perez. The study of morphological traits, physical features that are directly observable and measurable, is important for the study of evolution, and play a central role … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Discussing evolution is fruitful: Or, Why I don’t shut up about evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Emily Weigel. As a woman raised in the South, and now returning to it as I finish my dissertation, I am reminded of a gem I have … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Of Moths and Math

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Washington graduate student Octavio Campos. We can all appreciate the beauty and diversity of flowers. After all, they come in so many different shapes and sizes – not … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Notes from the field

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU graduate student Kenna Lehmann.  It never ceases to amaze me how returning to place after years away results in this dizzying contradiction: so much has changed, but everything feels the … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The role of resource mutualisms in plant adaptation to abiotic environments

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Tomomi Suwa.  When you get thirsty, what do you do? You simply get something to drink, right? Plants don’t have the ability to move like animals, so … Continue reading

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