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News, features and events from the College of Biological Sciences


Alumni at Work: Daniel Ackerman

Daniel Ackerman dives into the science communication field after his PhD work in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior.

Daniel Ackerman at MPR

Daniel Ackerman (PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior '19) in a recording studio at Minnesota Public Radio where he works as a science journalist.

A Growing Global Research Footprint

The Nutrient Network continues to expand with new grassland sites internationally and here at home.

In 2019, the Nutrient Network (NutNet) achieved a new milestone — 143 sites on six continents. This summer, more than 40 researchers affiliated with the ecological research network attended the NutNet annual meeting hosted by Ecology, Evolution and Behavior professors Elizabeth Borer and Eric Seabloom. 

What Lies Beneath

Disrupting bacteria’s communication pathways may thwart costly infrastructure decay just beneath the surface in harbors worldwide.

Duluth-Superior Harbor

Hundreds gather in the Duluth-Superior harbor for the lunchtime show. There’s no standup routine or street performance. Instead a slowly rising lift bridge and a loaded barge.

Campaign Update

Less than two years remain in the College's Campaign for the College of Biological Sciences. The Campaign outlines a number of strategic priorities from increasing scholarship support to funding the new Active Learning Lab and CBS Conservatory. CBS Chief Advancement Officer Reede Webster gives a progress report and explains how faculty and staff can get involved. 

Checking in With Dean Forbes - September 2019

Welcome back to campus! Summer provides some much-needed breathing room to reflect on accomplishments and make plans for the coming year. I hope your summer provided ample opportunity for both activities. 

A STEM Standout

CBS undergraduate Macy Vollbrecht shares her thoughts on receiving the Astronaut Scholarship and her interest in genetics. 

Macy Vollbrecht

This scholarship will aid toward your research endeavors. What are you planning to use this scholarship for and what draws you to that area of research? What are you hoping to find?

Winged Road Warriors

Researchers track migration of monarch butterflies to determine whether roadside milkweed - often laden with salt - can fuel their journey.

Emilie Snell-Rood with monarch

Winter seems like a long ways off, but some are already beginning their migration south. Several thousand monarchs reared on the St. Paul campus are gearing up for their journey to central Mexico.