Category Archives: BEACON Researchers at Work

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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BEACON Researchers at Work: What makes invasive species successful?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Amanda Charbonneau. I love to walk through the woods on a quiet quest to see how many woodland creatures I can spot, and to take an inventory … Continue reading

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Visualizing coevolution in dynamic fitness landscapes

This post and video is by postdoc Bjørn Østman and graduate student Randy Olson, both at Michigan State University. The fitness landscape is the framework for thinking about evolutionary processes the same way the phylogenetic tree is how we think about … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Understanding how males and females grow apart

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Nick Testa. Biology: really, it’s all about sex. In this case though, I’m talking about the actual sexes, males and females, and how they are different. Most … Continue reading

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Recap: 2nd Annual Big Data in Biology Symposium

This blog post is by UT Austin graduate students Rayna Harris and April Wright. It is our pleasure to report back on the 2nd Annual Big Data in Biology Symposium that was held at UT Austin on May 16, 2014. Hosted … Continue reading

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