Biology Department Awards & Recognition

June 2016-May2017


Dr. Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt and her research was featured in an MPR story on January 12, 2017.  Congratulations!


Biology student Jenny Walz has been selected to participate in the DNR Roundtable to be held in January. Students are nominated for this honor by faculty and must demonstrate excellence in scholarship and involvement in natural resources research, leadership and service.


Dr. Gaston E. "Chip" Small of our department received notice that his NSF CAREER Grant proposal "Effects of Urban Agriculture Expansion and Climate Change on Nutrient Cycling and Loss in Urban Ecosystems" was recommended for funding.  Congratulations on this honor!


Congratulations to our colleague Dr. Haude Levesque whose new book, Fish Tricks:  The Wild and Wacky World of Fish, aims to bring wonders of fish biology to young readers.


Dr. Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt is coauthor of a paper published in the journal Environmental Pollution. Support for the work came from the USGS and National Park Service Water Quality Partnership Program, National Science Foundation (CBET-1336165).

Recent grads Maya Peters, Jackie Heitzman and Abigail Lukowicz from Dr. Martinovic-Weigelt's lab assisted with the data. Congratulations to all! 


Dr. Leah Domine and her lab contributed data and Dr. Domine co-authored a paper that is featured on the NSF's website as their Top Story of the Day. Check out "Study finds life under lake ice complex, surprisingly active".  Congratulations!


Dr. Martinovic-Weigelt presented a talk about her group's toxicology research at the Helmholtz research institute in Leipzig, Germany in October of 2016. The mission of the Helmholtz is "solving the grand challenges of science, society and industry", with focus on complex systems which affect human life and the environment


Dr. Steve Bennett's expertise was highlighted in this article on Hurricane Matthew, mosquitoes and the potential spread of disease. The article is from WLRN, Public Radio and Television for South Florida. Congratulations!


Dr. Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt's research was highlighted the week of September 26th in a breast cancer blog:


Ryan Trapp, Meg Thompson, Ryan Grow and Zach George of Dr. Kyle Zimmer's lab presented posters on their research at the Ecological Society of America's (ESA) annual meeting in Florida the week of August 8th. Congratulations on a job well done!!