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IU Biology faculty work on many organisms, including model organisms such as Daphnia pulex.

Daphnia pulex (sideways)

Current News

  • Biology to host events as part of IU College of Arts and Sciences inaugural community Science Fest Oct. 25; activities planned for all ages; free admission. [ Biology events | IU Science Fest web page | IU news release ]
  • An IU-led team of biologists has earned one of 12 biodiversity grants awarded by NSF: Associate Professor Jay T. Lennon and postdoc Ken Locey (in collaboration with Notre Dame assistant professor Stuart Jones) have been awarded over $1.9 million to fund research over the next five years aimed at better understanding the role of dormancy in maintaining microbial diversity. [ IU news release ]
  • Associate Professor Heather Reynolds, former graduate student Alex Smith, and colleague James Farmer's paper 'Think globally, research locally: Paradigms and place in agroecological research' has been published in a special edition of The American Journal of Botany.  [Side note: An organizing editor for the special issue is Briana Gross, who earned her PhD with Loren Reiseberg at IU and is now Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth.] [ article ]
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