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This summer, BTL associate professor Sehoya Cotner and postdoctoral associate Lorelei Patrick were part of a group of ecologists involved in a science communication project on climate change. During this project, ecologists conducted a data "blitz" in order to track vegetation changes in Longyearbyen, Norway. Additionally, they asked residents of the town a series of questions regarding their perceptions of climate change.
After serving as interim, David Kirkpatrick was recently named head of the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning.
Sarah Malmquist’s adventures in higher education have taken her from foggy mornings of Seattle to busy evenings on Long Island. But last semester, the often seemingly endless winters of Minnesota called her back.
Sehoya Cotner poses with a polar bear crossing sign in Svalbard, Norway.
Sehoya Cotner and Cissy Ballen
Women make up about 60 percent of biology undergraduates in the United States, but only 36 percent of assistant professors and 18 percent of full professors.
Come to the April BTL research seminar led by featured speaker Dr. Julia Svoboda Gouvea of Tufts University. Dr. Svoboda Gouvea will lead a session on hybrid labs that integrate experiments and computer simulations to support reasoning about biological systems.