At the College of Biological Sciences we learn biology by doing biology, and our faculty are on the cutting edge of research and discovery in the field. Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities concerning research at CBS.
Troy Mielke and Kally Worm of Cedar Creek lead a prescribed burn during Spring 2019.
For more than a decade, researchers at the University of Minnesota have built connections and collaborated with peers across the Atlantic through the
For the second year, bison have returned to Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve as part of a long-term project to observe the impact of these mammals on the oak savanna ecosystem. You can read more about the bison research happening at the field station on Cedar Creek's Website.
It sounds like something out of a tree horror movie: After spreading silently below the ground from an infected neighbor, a fungus creeps its way up through a tree’s trunk, choking off its lifeblood and eventually killing it.
Mention the Black Death and visions of overcrowded 14th-century European cities teaming with rats come to mind. Despite the association of plague with crowded cities the disease didn’t originate there. Plague is caused by a bacterium regularly found in flea and rodent populations across Central Asia’s rural areas, where it first appeared.
The Plant and Microbial Biology Graduate Program congratulates the newest alumni who recently completed their graduate degrees in the department over the last academic year, including:
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The College of Biological Sciences recently announced a new cohort of the College’s Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program. Amanda Gorton and Caitlin Looby will join the College this summer to pursue research projects with faculty members from different departments across the University.