Category Archives: BEACON Researchers at Work

Mormyrids might be Pokémon: Can we see ‘evolution’ within a single individual?

This post is written by MSU grad student Savvas Constantinou I’m Savvas Constantinou and I am a second year PhD student studying Integrative Biology (IBIO) & Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (EEBB) in the Natural Science department at Michigan State … Continue reading

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Love is in the air (or maybe it’s just bacteria)

This post is written by BEACON managing director Danielle Whittaker When we fall in love with someone else, is it because they are our soul mates… or is it because we like the way their microbes smell? We think a lot … Continue reading

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Better Together: Of Hyenas and Men

This post is written by MSU grad student Zachary M. Laubach “A guy needs somebody―to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody. Don’t make no difference who the guy is, long’s he’s with you. I … Continue reading

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Kombucha: More Than Meets the Eye

This post is written by UT Austin undergrad researchers Katelyn Corley, Matthew Hooper, and Zachary Martinez “What starts here changes the world.” This is the motto that we as students at the University of Texas at Austin have come to embrace and strive towards … Continue reading

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Social networks in spotted hyenas

This post is written by MSU grad student Julie Turner  I’ve always loved animals. This love isn’t exactly unusual in young children, but my fascination and curiosity about animals has not wavered. Among my earliest memories as a toddler was catching turtles … Continue reading

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Getting Mixed Signals: Exploring the Evolution of Disjunctive Signaling Games

This post is written by Peter Fetros, an undergraduate computer science research assistant at UI working with James Foster and Bert Baumgaertner Signals are all around us. Most organisms use signals in order to communicate with one another. They might use them to tell … Continue reading

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Evolution & Ecology Activities at the 2016 SACNAS National Conference: STEM Diversity & Public Understanding

This post is written by Tracy Heath, Corrie Moreau, Alexa Warwick, and Felipe Zapata The 2016 National Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science was held last week in Long Beach, CA. This conference … Continue reading

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2017 Darwin Day Roadshow – Apply Now!

Starting in 2016, BEACON began collaborating with three scientific societies (ASN, SSE, SSB) to continue support for a variety of outreach opportunities that needed a new home after NESCent ended. Today we’re highlighting one of these opportunities – the Darwin … Continue reading

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Scientific Symposium at the SACNAS National Conference

The Society for Systematic Biologists and the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action have collaborated to organize a scientific symposium at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science national conference in Long … Continue reading

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