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Posts Tagged ‘Biological Sciences’

Fruit-Fly Diet Impacts Descendants, UA Researcher Finds

For a fruit fly, what its grandparents ate may affect how much it weighs. But the passing down of a body type based on diet is not a simple cause and effect, a University of Alabama researcher has found.

UA Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study Everglades’ Greenhouse Gases

Two University of Alabama researchers, along with their collaborators, recently received $834,000 from the National Science Foundation to continue their study of greenhouse gases in the Everglades.

2 UA Students Recognized at Honors Research Conference

Two students from The University of Alabama Honors College earned awards at the 15th annual University of Alabama System’s Honors Research Conference, held on the University of Alabama Huntsville campus in April.

UA Researcher Helps Unlock Bio-Diversity Mystery

The discovery of a deep-water seaweed that evolved into a multicellular plant more than 540 million years ago has added a new branch to the tree of life, according to a biologist at The University of Alabama.

Lecturer to Discuss Evolution of Birds in UA’s ALLELE Series

Dr. Julia Clarke, a professor at the University of Texas, will discuss modern birds’ relationship to dinosaurs April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom on The University of Alabama campus.

3 UA Students Earn Hollings Scholarships

Three University of Alabama sophomores will receive the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for 2016-2018.

Lecturer to Discuss Evolution of Religious Studies in UA’s ALLELE Series

Dr. William “Lee” McCorkle Jr., a cognitive and evolutionary anthropologist, will present a lecture on the evolution of religious studies March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom on The University of Alabama campus.

Psychologist to Discuss Evolution of Language in UA’s ALLELE Lecture Series

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Dr. Morten Christiansen, a professor of psychology at Cornell University, will present a lecture on the evolution of language Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom on The University of Alabama campus. The lecture is part of the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, series at UA. The lecture, […]

Scientist to Discuss Reproductive Chemistry in UA’s ALLELE Lecture Series

Dr. Rebecca Burch will present a lecture on the chemistry of mammalian semen Thursday, December 3 as part of the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, series at The University of Alabama.

Paleontologist to Discuss Skeletons’ Use in Reconstructing Ecosystems at UA

Dr. Linda Ivany, a leader in paleontology who studies climate, ecology and evolution, will present “The Pace of Life – The (often) Missing Element in Studies of Evolution Using Fossils,” at The University of Alabama on Thursday, Oct. 15 as part of the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, lecture series at UA.

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