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Biology News Flash

The Horner lab recently presented their work at the Ecological Society of America meeting in Portland, OR

The Horner lab recently presented at the Ecological Society of America meeting in Portland, OR:   Carmickle, Rachel and John Horner. “Turning the tables all over again: The impact of a specialist herbivore on a carnivorous plant.”   Carnivorous plants occupy nutrient-poor environments, and they are unusual among plants in that they have evolved traits […]

The Hale lab recently presented at the Society for the Study of Evolution, in Portland Oregon.  ​

The Hale lab recently presented at the Society for the Study of Evolution, in Portland Oregon.  ​ 1)      Weinstein, Spencer Y.†, Matthew C. Hale, Frank P. Thrower, and Krista Nichols. Should I stay or should I go? Analyzing the genetic basis of migration-related traits in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Evolution. Portland, OR. 2)      Smith, Christy*, Courtney Bell*, Matthew […]

The Williams lab presented two papers on the Texas horned lizard at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

The Williams lab presented two papers at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists:   Alenius, Rachel,  and Dean Williams. 2017. Variable diet of an ant specialist, the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), living in small Texas towns. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Austin, TX.   Williams, Dean, Amanda Hale, Ashley Wall, Daniella Biffi. […]

The Kroh lab presented work on the Phylogeographic study of Pinus ponderosa and P. jeffreyi at the National meeting of the Botanical Society of America

The Kroh lab presented a paper at the national meeting of the Botanical Society of America.   Barfield, Keri, Dean Williams, Glenn Kroh. 2017. Phylogeographic study of Pinus ponderosa and P. jeffreyi. National meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Fort Worth.

Horner lab presented work on effects of herbivory on the carnivorous plant Sarracenia alata at the Botantical Society of America national meeting

The Horner lab presented at the national meeting of the Botanical Society of America:   Carmickle, Rachel and John Horner. Preliminary investigations of the effects of herbivory on the carnivorous plant Sarracenia alata by the specialist herbivore Exyra semicrocea. National meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Fort Worth, TX, 26 June 2017.   Carnivorous plants occupy nutrient-poor […]

Rachel Carmickle and John Horner recently presented at the Texas Tech 8th Annual Biological Sciences Symposium

Rachel Carmickle and John Horner recently presented at the Texas Tech 8th Annual Biological Sciences Symposium, Lubbock, Texas. Carmickle, R. and J. Horner. 2017. Losses to a specialist herbivore in a carnivorous plant. Texas Tech 8th Annual Biological Sciences Symposium, Lubbock, Texas.

Chumchal Lab published work on predictors and immunological consequences of sublethal mercury exposure in vampire bats

Becker, D., M.M. Chumchal, A. Bentz, S. Platt, G. Czirják, T. Rainwater, S. Altizer, Sonia, D. Streicker. 2017. Predictors and immunological consequences of sublethal mercury exposure in vampire bats. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 170073.

CHUMCHAL/DRENNER AND JEFFRIES LABS PRESENT RESEARCH AND RECEIVE PRESENTATION AWARDS AT THE SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL SOCIETY OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY MEETING

Members of the Chumchal and Drenner Lab, Celeste Ortega-Rodriguez (MS 2017) Maddy Hannappel (BS 2017, MS 2019), as well as members of the Jeffries Lab, Peter Bruns (MS 2017), Haley Egan (BS 2017), Julie Krzykwa (MS 2017, PhD 2020), Kyle Roush (BS 2016, MS 2018), Leah Thornton (MS 2015, PhD 2020) attended and presented several […]

Gunnar Nystrom, Departmental Honors in Biology undergraduate, wins 2017 TCU Boller Award

Biology major, Gunnar Nystrom, wins 2017 TCU Boller Award.  Gunnar Nystrom, Departmental Honors in Biology undergraduate, wins the 2017 TCU Boller Award for his Honors thesis presentation.  Gunnar’s topic was “Cause for Concern: Biological Implications of Heavy Metal Contamination in Kazakhstan’s Syr Darya River”   Supervising Professor: Dr. Marlo Jeffries

Two TCU Biology Students are Boller Award Finalists

As part of the TCU College of Science and Engineering Honors Research Symposium, the CSE was tasked with selecting three student presenters to compete in the University-wide Boller Award Competition based on their Honor Thesis Presentation. The Boller Award Competition is a way to recognize outstanding student presentations.   The 2017 CSE Boller Finalists (in […]