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New Grand Challenges Postdoctoral Program Cohort Announced

Four postdoctoral researchers launch cross-disciplinary projects that ask questions relating to the environment, health and education


Project Title: Examining the influence of fungal community composition and substrate chemistry on the soil carbon response to N fertilization.
Postdoctoral Researcher: Allison Gill
Faculty Advisors: Sarah Hobbie and Jonathan Schilling

Checking In With Dean Forbes | Summer 2017

A regular Q&A With College of Biological Sciences Dean Valery Forbes.


What are you most excited about at the moment?

Last month, I announced the appointment of Jonathan Schilling as the next director of our Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories. Jonathan starts in January 2018. I am looking forward to the exciting developments to come as Jonathan and his team expand research opportunities, continue to evolve field biology education programming and increase engagement with the surrounding community.

Fall 2017 Petri Dish - The Experiment Continues!

A new season of The Petri Dish launches this fall at Camp Bar in downtown St. Paul. Join us for lively, informal, curiosity-driven conversations about the future of food and water, and an exploration of the causes underlying the misalignment between public perceptions about scientific facts.


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