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Sehoya Cotner, Lorelei Patrick featured in world's northern-most newspaper

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, Sweden. Additionly, they asked residents of the town a series of questions regarding their perceptions of climate change. They shared their findings with the community in the form of a letter to the editor of Svalbard Posten, the world’s northernmost newspaper.

Checking in with Dean Forbes -- November 2018

I recently completed my three-year review for Provost Hanson. I was asked to describe my leadership philosophy, evaluate my achievements and identify barriers. Putting this document together reminded me once again just how fortunate I am to lead this College.

Hemp on the Horizon

Field trials allow researchers to determine what varieties of industrial hemp grow best in different parts of Minnesota.

George Weiblen

CBS People: Kristal Leebrick

Saint Paul resident and writer/editor Kristal Leebrick is excited to step into a new role close to home.

Name: Kristal Leebrick
Position: CBS Executive Office & Administrative Assistant

A Long-Term Look at Range Limits

NSF renews funding for a multi-year study led by David Moeller investigating the ecological and evolutionary forces impacting the boundaries of species’ geographic ranges.

A central theme in evolutionary biology is that organisms frequently adapt to a variety of environemnts across their ranges. At the same time, it remains poorly understood as to why boundaries to geographic ranges form and remain stable over long periods of time.