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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. 

Four in the Family

October 17, 2017

The Larsen clan descends on UMD.

Doubling Down on Invasives

September 28, 2017

UMD and NRRI seek better ways to keep fishing gear from spreading aquatic invasive species in Minnesota's popular fishing lakes.

Seeing the Forest for the Bats

August 30, 2017

It's the dead of night in the middle of nowhere. UMD researchers are hard at work.... driven to help Minnesota bats survive white nose... more
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Niemi Receives Recognition for Ornithology Career

December 6, 2016

A career dedicated to avian science leads to ornithology award for NRRI Scientist Jerry Niemi.
Brenda Vu

Refugee Daughter Eyes UMD for a Better Education

November 3, 2016

A cultural transition yields big rewards.
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Fall is a Stressful Tme for Trees

September 20, 2016

Happy fall color watchers probably don’t know that the bright leaves of autumn are actually a tree’s stress response. 
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Brain Teaser

August 30, 2016

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Psychology Psychophysiology Research Lab collaborate with faculty to study behavior.
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Students Unravel Minnesota Wolf DNA

August 25, 2016

Have you ever seen a wolf in its natural habitat? If you have, consider yourself one of a lucky few.
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The Right Tools for Great Lakes Monitoring

July 5, 2016

NRRI's Great Lakes Environmental Indicators project

Apple Domestication and Preservation

March 14, 2016

What kind of apple trees do we have in Duluth and Northern Minnesota? 

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