College news

Meet the 2023 Itasca interns

Itasca Biological Research Station interns Madie, Lou and Alex offer insight into their summer up north.

Five seedlings to rule them all

Research scientist Karen Castillioni investigates biodiversity at a large scale.

The dark side of colored nectars

Evin Magner analyzes the black nectar of Melianthus minor.

CBS people: Emily Schilling

Itasca’s new associate director brings a background in biology and a passion for field education, research and public engagement to the role.

Offering support in a new age of advising

Liz Kalinowski Ohrt speaks on ways to avoid advisor burnout at NACADA annual conference.

What dead fungi can teach us about life

Postdoctoral researcher Katilyn Beidler investigates the role of fungal necromass in carbon cycling.

Fashion and fact

Coral reef ecology and high fashion converge for EEB doctoral student Rachael Kaspar.

The Power(s) of place

Professor Jennifer Powers reflects on her decades-long connection to Costa Rica.

U maintains distinction for ecology

The University of Minnesota earned high marks for ecology in the Shanghai Ranking for the third consecutive year.

Research brief: Understanding mutualism can help control the spread of invasive species

Researchers use mathematical modeling to better understand mutualism dependence.