Tag Archives: Field Biology

BEACON Researchers at Work: Measuring natural selection in flowers

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU graduate student Raffica La Rosa.  Novel traits differ qualitatively from the characters from which they arise, and are generally thought to be adaptive. I study adaptive novel traits by combining … 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: BEACON on the Beach

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by University of Washington graduate student Bryan Bartley. Like some kind of planktonic larva, I drifted through my formative years, until I finally settled in Seattle 14 years ago. Seattle belongs to … Continue reading

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Sun, Sand Dollars, and the Huts: My Summer at Friday Harbor Labs

This piece is reposted from the Friday Harbor Laboratories newsletter. by Ceri Weber Expected B.S. in Biology at the University of Washington, June 2013 Undergraduate researcher in the Swalla lab 2012 FHL BEACON/BLINKS/NSF REU Intern I had the wonderful opportunity … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: A Tiny Teal Tale

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Jessica Caton. Birds are everywhere! With 10,000 species living on every continent, you are bound to have come across a bird in your lifetime with possibly a … Continue reading

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