Tag Archives: Biological Evolution

BEACON Researchers at Work: Coping with Variable Environments

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU graduate student Colin Kremer.  Imagine for a moment that you are a plant, animal, or microbe. Chances are good that the environment you live in (desert, forest, grassland, lake, even … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Extreme science in Siberia

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Paul Wilburn. A cold shiver and briefly clenched teeth are common quick reactions displayed by new acquaintances when informed that I drill lake ice in Siberia for … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Mating System Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by Michigan State University postdoc Sarah Bodbyl. “Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ― Ray … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Students Become the Teachers – Teaching Evolution in the Classroom

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by University of Texas postdoc Gwen Stovall.  The Student Connection So, maybe the students didn’t have a good idea of “evolution” in the beginning. As far as they knew, they were unable … Continue reading

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“The Man Who Bottled Evolution”

A new Science paper from the Lenski lab is generating lots of buzz! Facebook’s popular page “I F*ing Love Science” sums up the Long-Term Evolution Experiment in this infographic: From the MSU press release: There’s no peak in sight ­– … Continue reading

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