Tag Archives: Field Biology

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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BEACON Researchers at Work: Patterns and processes of community assembly of plants in oceanic and alpine island ecosystems

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho graduate student Hannah Marx. “I love my job.” – written by me, at 12,009 feet in the summit log on Hyndman Peak, Pioneer Mountains, Idaho. Although I … Continue reading

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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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