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Biology Department

Our most recent news is below. You can check out our archived newsletters for additional information about the Biology Department, too. 

quagga mussels on lake floor

UMD Scientists Publish Startling Results on the Effects of Mussels on the Great Lakes

January 27, 2021

Quagga Mussels are now the dominant life form in four of the great lakes.

UMD Top Performer in Sustainable Campus Index

November 10, 2020

UMD is a top performer in the 2020 Sustainable Campus Index
umd farm in morgan park

Room at the Table

October 6, 2020

How UMD’s Farm, an engineering professor, and a Duluth community connected to ease a food desert.

Preserving a Hidden Past

September 11, 2020

Rare plants, endangered by climate change, survive in the cracks of Lake Superior rock.
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UMD Helps at a Safe Shelter

September 1, 2020

College students volunteer at the Steve O’Neil Apartments.
Olga Lakela

Discovery in a New World

April 13, 2020

From Finland to the U.S., a student becomes a teacher.
Angelique Bernik

Double Duty: UMD Student and Hospital Worker

April 3, 2020

In the center of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jessica Savage

Jessica Savage Honored with NSF Career Award

February 17, 2020

The National Science Foundation Career Award will provide a significant boost to Dr. Savage's research goals.
Swenson Science Building at UMD

UMD Professor Joins Nature Conservancy Board

February 6, 2020

The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin welcomes Dr. Thomas Hrabik to its Board of Trustees.
Matt Rigdon watching the sunrise

Hard Work Pays Off

January 6, 2020

Biology major credits a scholarship for a life-changing study abroad program.


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