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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Invisible Hand of Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Jeff Morris. As the 18th century dawned over Europe, pretty much everybody believed the world was as it was because of a mysterious divine plan. But during the … Continue reading

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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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