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

Daphnia pulex (sideways)

Current News

  • 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 ]
  • Professor Ellen Ketterson received the Cooper Ornithological Society's Loye and Alden Miller Award for Lifetime Achievement at the society's annual meeting in September. The award has special significance since Alden Miller was an important figure in early junco science, as revealed in Chapter 3 of Ordinary Extraordinary Junco, which also documents the Ketterson lab's junco research.
  • 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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